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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My son is going to be 12 in July. They took him from me 8 years ago after the sexual abuse was documented.

How can the system allow this to continue and not give me ANY type of communication?

This is so not the 'justice' we both deserved and he has been gone for 8 years . Everytime I refile a request for order its either a proof of service or I am just not allowed to speak?!?!

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 15, 2022

To reliably answer your concerns, a lawyer would have to review any court orders and other materials pertinent to your parental rights, and any section 290-registrant requirements that may apply.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am having difficulty in finding a California attorney to bring an action involving molestation against the Boy Scouts.

I have already filed (pro se) in the ongoing Boy Scout bankruptcy action but want to sue a California specific troop and a specific individual.

My claim is related to my participation in the Sea Scouts in the early 1960s and involves an identifiable individual.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

There are a lot of firms, like ours, that is pursuing childhood molestation cases. I'm not quite sure why you can't find an attorney to help you. Don't give up because time is running out for a lot of these type of claims.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What type an attorney do I need? Does my company have any liability? Can I countersue for defamation? Who can help me?

My company is being named in an lawsuit. Person A who's role was a mgr (not employee) of my company transferred from Independent Contractors' personal email/computer a video with sexual content to his personal email; never associated with the business. IC found out called the police and... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane answered on Jan 6, 2022

First, you should tender defense of the claim to your insurance company. Hopefully, you have employment practices liability insurance as part of your general liability insurance.

Second, your decision to terminate the IC may be considered retaliation for the complaint. The facts are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I got to know that someone complained against me. I have a case number from law enf agency. how to get complaint info?

Someone complained against me and I have the law enforcement agency case number. Nothing has been filed yet and no contact from the detective or police so far. I want to know what kind of complaint is it and where can I find the details of the complaint online. Is there any website or other way to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 25, 2021

You need to immediately locate and consult with a criminal defense attorney. Not only can the attorney learn more about this to be able to answer your question, if that is possible, but you need advice about how to deal with it when the police come calling to question you.

Do not be penny...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Antitrust and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Laws regarding personal privacy at the workplace.

I work at a liquor store which is most certainly not proffecionally operated but that's beside the point. I put my PERSONAL NON WORK RELATED CELLULAR PHONE on the counter at the register on my side of the counter and went to the restroom when I came out my boss/manager he doesn't own the... Read more »

Ian Pike
Ian Pike answered on Dec 2, 2021

Overall, the answer is probably "no, your boss cannot go through your cell phone when you aren't looking," but whether his actions violated specific laws would require more information from you.

The California constitution actually protects the right to personal privacy, and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Would any of this be considered retaliation or just a typical judgment call by my employer?

A few years ago, I reported a coworker for harassment and stalking. After a month, the coworker was eventually fired for a separate complaint from another department. My claim, it turns out, was never investigated or recorded. I didn't find this out until after I was no longer assigned to a... Read more »

Ian Pike
Ian Pike answered on Nov 15, 2021

It can be a violation of California anti-harassment law if a supervisor grants or withholds employment benefits because a subordinate either accepts or rejects sexual advances. We call that "quid pro quo" sexual harassment. It sounds like you have a supervisor who is getting angry at you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If I quit my job or get fired because of sexual herassment allegations can she still sue me?

If I quit my job or get fired for unrelated reasons, because of sexual herassment allegations, can she still sue me or does title 7 go away

Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova answered on Oct 30, 2021

It depends on what theory Plaintiff will sue. However, generally, CA law allows to sue the harrasser personally. It is irrelevant if you quit or were terminated.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Well I had miss my hearing and now they say my case close hour and wages. 2018

I had provide them a letter of my family death. I could not function on anything. They say it wont reopen. Help me support me. I think the company did not have no comp insurance because I was injured they just export me out because sexual harrisment. Boss taken picture of me in the private bathroom.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 26, 2021

Your post does not disclose what kind of hearing you missed. Was it an EDD appeal, or a workers compensation hearing, or a court hearing in a lawsuit? Each of these forums would require a different answer.

Given some of the things you have reported, you may well have legal rights that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: how to write appellants opening brief/ eng. barrrier personal injury./breach of contract 80 % senior citizen disable

first atty delay more than two years never contract clients /call jury trial court hearing coming don;t want continue rep. clients/ will referral new subs attorney / after subs attorney also delay never return call push to meidiation forcebily accept than subs cash money slipt 40 % with first... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2021

more info and clearer info is needed.

it sounds like you are trying to do a legal malpractice case against your lawyer/s???

i don't handle that type of case.

you should consider contacting legal aid in the town in which you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Will my ex husband get in trouble for posting my nudes

My ex husband has been threatening me for the past couple of months to post my nudes and he finally did. Mind you my ex is a police officer so he knows the law. He even threatened to get paid advertisements so that way he could make money off of it. He was hoping that I hurt myself due to him... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2021

yes, he will get in trouble if you contact his Captain and suggest you had been advised to meet with the press...............i am not advising this without all the info but it is an avenue to consider

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was in custody and had sexual relations with a staff at the jail and she was terminated and I was harassed

The other party was fired for having relations with me and I was harassed by officers while I was in custody along the lines of sexual harassment and misconduct

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 30, 2021

You may have claims against the staff and the jail. Contact a knowledgeable attorney to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Will I be sued for revealing someone for sending me email with sexual harrasment?

I got an email from stranger with texts that make me sexually insulted. I found this person's facebook account by searching the sender's email. Will I be sued for tagging this person with the screenshot of insulting email I got? Or can I report this person to the police?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 19, 2021

If the email you received was a criminal act, such as conveying pictures of pornography involving minors, or porn sent to you as a minor, then reporting it to the police would be he best move. If not, simply block the email address as junk mail and move on. Trying to punish or retaliate will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can I plead 5th

If I lied when calling cops about dv about some of the other questions they asked (has he ever done this or that) and said yes and now i got a subpoena to be at court can I plead the 5th? I mean I read they can charge you if you lied.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 14, 2021

lying to the police is not a good thing.

you should discuss your plight with a criminal lawyer, at a consultation, asap.

many DV victims later say they lied, so the odds are that the police and DA will not believe you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If I reported sexual harassment to my HR and she sent me back to the office to work with him can I sue for distress?

I live in California. I reported him and had video proof of him taking up skirt photos of me. instead of sending me to a separate room or home she sent me back to office where we were only a few feet apart. I hid under my desk because I was afraid to face him and wasn’t sure if HR was going to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 8, 2021

The answer to your question depends on what happened after you were sent back to work in the same room. If no further harassment occurred, there is likely no violation of the law. The employer does not have to transfer or terminate an employee accused of harassment if the employer can prevent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: An employee of a large franchise took a photo of my wife’s backside while shopping.

The employee was confirmed to have the photo on his phone and uploaded it to a messenger app for “work purposes”. Employee was confronted and apologized, asking for forgiveness. This is a large franchise store.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Apr 17, 2021

You have not asked a question here. However, I have already answered your other post that did ask an answer. Take care.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it legal for a store employee to take a photo of my wife’s backside?

The incident took place at a large franchise store while we were buying something. I confronted the employee and found the photo which focused on my wife. The picture was being sent to a group of “supervisors” on a group messaging app. The employee apologized and begged for forgiveness. Has... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Apr 17, 2021

Taking a picture of someone in a public place is legal. One exception was made when a penal code was enacted that prevented people of taking pictures up a skirt or down a blouse, essentially taking a picture of those places where the person has not made public.

Good luck to you and to your wife.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Ive complained about nothing being done about sexual harassment and am now being treated poorly by supervisors

I work at a school and have had multiple comments made to me by students. I have reported it all to my supervisor, and her supervisor as well. The students had no consequences. The counselor came in a did a presentation for a few students talking about what sexual harassment is. I met with both... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 13, 2021

You can contact the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Federal government's Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and file a claim for sexual harassment. Here's the link to the DFEH: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ and here's the link to the EEOC:... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My friend says she was sexually assaulted in a residential mental ward can j get her out of there
William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 10, 2021

If she is there voluntarily, she can check herself out, although that seems unlikely. If she has been committed, you cannot unilaterally take her away. You can call the police and/or make a complaint to the licensing board. dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/MH-Licensing.aspx

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can public/private schools/colleges require only girls o wear sandals as part of dress code rather than all students?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Mar 9, 2021

Are you doing a homework assignment, or just curious about dress code laws? You have asked perhaps 8 questions all about various aspects of an employer's or school's right to enforce certain dress codes. The diversity of the factual bases for your questions suggest this is not about a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can office job bosses require women to wear earrings to work?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 8, 2021

It would help if you provided more information. It seems you have asked at least 4 similar questions along the same lines. But you don't offer any details about the nature of the work, the kind of company where the work is, or other context for how this issue arose. Most lawyers like to know... Read more »

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