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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: IL.Would I prevail in a suit against a landlord who employed his criminal relative who sexually harassed me?

The individual began working as a handyman at my former townhouse complex 1.5 years after I moved in, and began stalking and sending me inappropriate text messages, which I reported to the management. I later found out he was related to the owner and had prior arrests for assault and harassment... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 5, 2019

Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe and cannot predict the outcome of your "what if" case.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: If we're off the clock and off-site for a holiday party and I experience sexual harassment from a work supervisor, can I

sue over it?

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Dec 4, 2018

yes. even if you are not working at the time and off-site. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to require employees to go through arbitration in the event of a sexual harassment claim, a

requirement that's contingent on an offer of employment?

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Nov 5, 2018

It depends on the circumstances in which you agreed to arbitrate and when. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I had a harassment claim filed against me by a coworker after she received a bad performance review.

I was told by the department supervisor that he was giving the employee a bad review with the intention of her quitting or her becoming hostile and leading to her termination. That was a breach of confidentiality on his part. The employee then accused a coworker and I for influencing the supervisor... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 13, 2018

You need to contact an attorney in your area who practices in the field of employment law as soon as possible. Explain your situation to him or her. Bring every document you have to the first appointment, including particularly any paycheck stubs or payroll information you have for the past year or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I need to know the next steps to take.

My husband was convicted of a forced sexual assault charge without any DNA evidence. We have proof the "victim" was lying in court but we were unable to present that evidence at his first trial. I would like to know if there is a way I can get this to the judge before his sentencing hearing. I... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 11, 2018

You need to discuss this information with your husband's attorney. The sooner you do this the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I was temp at a company for 4 yrs I reported sexually harassment I was fired twice EEOC is in negotions how much do ask

I have a charge against the temp service and the company they both want to settle.

Faraz Nayyar
Faraz Nayyar answered on Sep 18, 2017

An experienced lawyer would have to review the facts of your case to determine what an appropriate settlement amount may be. Contact an experienced employment attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Sexual Harassment and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: I purchase 4 used appliances and have only recieved 2 and told i had to pay more after i paid in full what can i do

The owner flirt with me text and pics but when i did not comply he asked for more money and still has not delivered my products... he contantly makes excuses .....i paid him more so i now have 2 reciepts and still dont have all i paid for

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Sep 14, 2017

Do you have a contract the for the sale of the appliances? If so, that will primarily govern the transaction. If you do not, organize all information relevant to this situation, including any and all communication with the seller, and consult with an attorney individually for a consultation to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Can a parent open a sexual assult case for their child who is over 18? (state Illinois)

If they believe an incident happend to their child while the victim was 17.

(when making a report)

Can it lead to a case being filed if the allaged victim does not consent or even if the alleged victim says the accusations are false?

If so will the alleged victim be able to... Read more »

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Jul 14, 2017

Only the government prosecutes criminal cases.

You should make a police report and see where it goes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Can a male officer search me a female just for giving me a ride down road

Was tboned vehicle towed had undiagnosed concussion and bruised knee and just wanted a ride down road to my husband's work as I had no vehicle and he searched my purse and was going to search me physically before allowing me to have a ride in the back of the car is that legal when he Bagan to try... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 12, 2017

May be s.o.p. for cops in your jurisdiction as people have attacked cops in their cars. However sounds like you have a claim for your injuries--so call a member of the Ill. Trial Lwyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: My supervisor keeps asking invasive questions about my personal life. Is this sexual harassment?
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on May 5, 2017

It may be.

Consult with an attorney who specializes in employment law.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Do I have to be employed full time to sue a workplace coworker for sexual harassment?
Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Feb 2, 2017

No you do not. I would recommend organizing all information you have in your possession related to this situation, and consulting with an attorney individually for a consultation to assess your options moving forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: My company works in conjunction with several other companies. I was harassed by a colleague at one of those companies.

Should I tell my workplace or file a harassment claim against the other company directly?

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Dec 22, 2016

The answer to your question depends on very specific facts that are not provided here, such as the relationship with your company, and your company's relationship with the other company that employs your colleague. Before you move forward, I would highly recommend speaking with an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Is there a difference between sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress?
Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Oct 14, 2016

Yes there is, although one can sue for both sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress. If you believe you are a victim, I would recommend consulting with an attorney in private to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I was sexually harassed by a client of my employer.

Can I sue my employer or do I have to go after the client?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 2, 2016

You should consult a member of the Illinois Assn for Justice who handles employment cases--they give free consultations.

Unless the employer somehow conditioned your employment on the issue, or knew of the client's activities and allowed him to do the harassing on the job, ,not sure you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: If I've already gone through sexual harassment awareness training at work, can I still get sued?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 2, 2016

Possible but they aren't suing you but your employer.

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