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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Legal questions in regards to harassment, intentional misdirections to get me fired, and financial hardships & more.

Hello. So I made a list to help sum things up to allow future questioning if possible. Besides that, these are the main issues I’m curious as to what options I have to take action in perhaps a lawsuit of some sort. Hope to hear back.

1). Harassment by employee and supervisor.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 26, 2019

You present many issues that need to be addressed. This question and answer site is not the place to address such diverse and complicated matters because for each issue far more would need to be known to give you competent answers. And this Q&A forum is not the place to ask an attorney to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: A 30 year old was texting me sexual stuff and I’m 14 is speaking up the right thing? What if he does it to other girls
William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 18, 2019

Tell your parents, teachers, pastor, school resource officer, and/or notify the police. What you describe is likely a crime.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My daughter had an interview at winco foods and the assistant manager asked if she was "HOT" Do I have a case?

My daughters bestfriends dad works there also and he put a good word in to the assis manager for her and the first question he asked him was if my daughter was "HOT"

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 15, 2019

That comment was certainly inappropriate, but there are several things that would suggest there is no legal case based on that one comment.

First, the comment was not made to her or in her presence, so the likelihood that the comment could be used to claim some kind of harassment is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal if I’m using the restroom at work, and and co workers open the door and expose my privacy
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 9, 2019

It could be. Far more would need to be known.

To constitute sexual harassment in the workplace you must prove you were subjected to unwelcomed comments or conduct of a sexual nature that was so severe or pervasive so as to fundamentally alter the workplace rendering it hostile toward you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My ex tried to pay people to take me against my will. is this kidnapping? can I find a lawyer to resent Me?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 26, 2019

What you describe is a crime. Report it to the police. It is also a civil wrong, and if you think you can prove it, you may well be able to find an attorney to assist you. You need to locate and consult with one or more personal injury attorneys to see if they are willing to handle your matter.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was just released from prison, while I was serving my time a corrections officer made racial, sexual explicit comments

Is there a way to sue him or the department of corrections.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 19, 2019

You can file a complaint with the Office of Inspector General.

https://www.oig.ca.gov/connect/report-misconduct/

Generally speaking, single incidents of racial or sexually explicit comments aren't that valuable in a lawsuit. It depends what is said, of course. It also...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: False sexual harrasment accusation

Someone I work with is accusing me of sexual harassment. We are both girls, I'm a feminine lesbian. So we got one another numbers from work. I messaged her telling her " Your underpants are showing, just looking out for you." she sends an emoji. I said " nice underwear "... Read more »

Kathryn Bain
Kathryn Bain answered on Jun 3, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. There may not be much you can do from a legal standpoint unfortunately. If you work for a private company, you are most likely an at will employee, which means that you can be terminated at any time, with or without a reason, so if the company decides to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: False sexual harrasment accusation & Human Resources trying to fire me ? For a irrelevant case ?

A girl went to Human Resources and told them that I left my students alone. (It was for less than a minute ) I was multitasking and my door was open. I was less than 10 feet away. Of course, HR may want to potentionally fire me for this. But my manager already gave me a warning for it. So why am I... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on May 23, 2019

I am sorry this is happening to you. Far more would need to be known about your situation before you could get reliable advice upon which you can govern your actions. Generally, in California you are considered to be an at will employee and your employer is allowed to discipline or terminate you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: how to get justice

Someone grabbed a students ( 8 yrs) sweater put it against their chest, with a disgusted look and rudely said excuse me with no consent

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 23, 2019

more info needed.

it does not sound illegal.

what is the basis of your objection?

if you felt something was wrong then report it to the teacher, counselor or principle

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: False sexual harrasment accusation

Someone grabbed a students ( 8 yrs) sweater put it against their chest, with a disgusted look and rudely said excuse me with no consent

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

These facts do not constitute actionable sexual harassment. Tell her to stop, and document it. If she persists, talk to a lawyer.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually abused by my employer. I work at a church. Are there any free resources or representation for this?

He used his power as a religious authority to coorce and manipulate me and another girl.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 16, 2019

Representation isn't free, but contingency fee lawyers work for a percentage of the recovery and get paid at the end of the case, so no money is required up front - if the lawyer believes that you have a strong chance at recovery. Consultations are free.

If you were a minor, or the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: 17 and less than a month to be 18 runaway subpoenaed.

My friend is 17 and a runaway from a foster Home. They are a little under a month away from being 17 and he was subpoenaed to his uncle court date for sexual acts done to him which is why he was in foster home.. What will happen because he is a runaway and did not go to the court date?? Will he go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 15, 2019

much more info needed

he needs to have a consult with a lawyer in his area.

many lawyers will offer a free consult.

i would recommend he writes down a complete summary before seeing the lawyer

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I need a lawyer to help me im getting harassed by a radio frequency
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 1, 2019

Hire a psychiatrist who has an undergraduate degree in radio frequency science.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If my partner is 16 and I’m 18,19, is sexual contact, without penetration of any body part, legal in California.

If both recipients are willing or “consenting”.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 30, 2019

You aren't "18,19", you are one or the other. Regardless of which age you are, you are an adult.

Your partner cannot "consent". Your partner isn't old enough to legally give "consent" because she is a child and doesn't fully understand the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Social Security for California on
Q: Good morning, my name is Wayne, and I'm trying to get on social security disability because of a few illnesses

I'm HIV positive, since August of 2013

Mental illness for Bipolar disorder, Manic depression, severe anxiety, insomnia since 2008 and lower back pain since 2010 do to a accident. What should I do? I applied and was denied, and I have the paperwork for my denial claim bit I... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 15, 2019

You will need to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney about your specific case. Justia is for a general response, a starting off point. You are well beyond that. A simple internet search for SSDI attorneys near you will get you the contact information of attorneys than can advise... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If the police are not willing to prosecute my girlfriend's stalker, can I take it to the county Sheriff's office?

My gf was with some crazy men. One, who she left 5 years ago, somehow found her # (that we changed 2 years ago) and texted her. She blocked him. About 3 weeks later, he shows up to her grandpa's house looking for her (she lives there but was working). Her grandfather told him to never bother... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2019

more info needed but it would seem to me that law enforcement would/should do something.

yes, i would try Sheriff, going directly to DA, contacting your congressman

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My boss is making me uncomfortable by making comments about other women's physiques but not mine. Can I sue for sexual

harassment or should I look at a hostile work environment claim?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 18, 2018

To be a hostile work environment, the comments have to be pervasive (meaning a lot of them) or severe, such that they alter your working environment. Without knowing exactly what was said, and when, and the context, and how many times, it would be impossible to evaluate whether you have anything... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Could a person sending emails be kept from entering a public place that was the work place of the person receiving..

- unwanted emails, Without a restraining order..? . and these were sexual emails with no harm and they were tracked and being read multiple times by the person that was supposedly being harassed..

Could that person be kept out without any legal actions... is there in house company actions... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 29, 2018

Your employer has the right to control who enters their premises. If you don't have a restraining order, it is up to the employer to determine whether this person can access the employer's property.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: if a woman was emailing a man sexual emails that he said he didn’t want but she had proof he was reading them could he-

Keep her from his work place that is a public place w/o a restraining order And could he get a restraining order for just emailing him?

* could he keep her out of a public place which is his work without a restraining order?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 28, 2018

Family code section 6250 of California law empowers an officer of the law to request for an emergency restraining order if the officer has reason to believe that the person requiring protection is in immediate danger of domestic violence from the person against whom the restraining order is being... Read more »

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