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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Are office job bosses allowed to require women to wear sandals, flats, or only footwear not fully covering the foot?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 8, 2021

That depends: on the nature of your work/job, the purpose of the requirement, what men in similar jobs are required to do, etc. What documentary evidence do you have for such a requirement? Take a good look at that, and perhaps go to your human resources department, if you have one. I'm having... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can office job boss refuse hiring a woman wearing dressy shoes covering the whole foot, not partially, to an interview?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Mar 8, 2021

It depends. An employer cannot treat one gender different than another in the selection of candidate to become employees. If you can prove the dressy shoes covering the whole foot is uniquely related to being a woman, then you might have a claim.

Good luck to you.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I need to know how to get my last check from my previous employer. And if I have a sexual harassment case.

He asked me if he could be my sugar daddy and when I said no he started to get disrespectful and we started arguing all the time. He fired me last Thursday and is refusing to give me my check when he I’m assuming should have given it to me by law Friday?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 26, 2021

When you are fired, you must be provided with a final check reflecting all of your wages owed plus any accrued vacation pay that same day. A willful failure to do so mean you are entitled to Waiting Time Penalties equal to one day of pay for each day you are made to wait for that final check, up... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My mom she's in her sixties can she get in trouble for walking around in a semi see thru night gown when friends r over

She doesn't wear a bra only panties. She also leaves her bedroom door open a bit when she's laying on her bed doing stuff

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 21, 2021

Her house, her rules! Unless there are young kids around, it is not a crime in her house.

Go Mom!

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Did this person violate PC 243.4 Sexual Battery, PC 288 Lewd Acts with a Minor Child Under 14, or PC 647.6 Annoy child?

In a reddit post related to legal questions, there appears to be a person, who obsessively imagines questionable stuff.

According to him: He lives in northern CA. While he was jogging across a bridge which had a family (parent and 4 small kids) sitting on the bridge, he imagined that he was... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 7, 2021

No. No.

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Do I have a case if my old boss forcefully interrogated every employee to talk about what they think of me?

I sent my boss an email about the hostile environment she was creating. I told her my concerns, but she attacked me and said I was judging her. I also sent a separate email to my coworkers, after quitting, informing them about the situation and asking them if I was the only one that felt this way.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 3, 2021

No. You do not have a case because your boss asked all of the other employees questions about you. The employer is allowed to do that.

It is important for you to know for the future that there is nothing unlawful about a boss creating a work environment filled with hostility. The term...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it legal for a 17 and 18 year old to touch each other lewdly in California?

Completely hypothetical, I'm just curious since California doesn't have Romeo and Juliet laws regarding it.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 25, 2021

My advice is that you seek a private consultation with a Criminal Defense attorney to have a confidential conversation and to not post things on a public forum where the DA and the Police can see every admission you make.

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