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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Can a child victim of sexual assault provide a video testimony in the judge's chambers instead of being in actual court?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 17, 2018

That is up to the discretion of the Judge and the age of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I am 21. Is it illegal to tell my 16 year old brother a story about a sexual encounter I had while vacationing in Fl?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 8, 2018

Depends on what you say and how you say it as it could under certain circumstances be a crime.

4 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I read online that the Faragher-Ellerth defense requires me to work through any issues of sexual harassment with my

employer prior to suing them. What if it's someone in HR who's harassing me and I don't feel safe doing that though?

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Feb 7, 2018

Not necessarily. The FE defense is for the employer to prove that they have the means in place to make a complaint but that does not mean that it precludes you from suing. In addition, that defense can be easily overcome in NY State law and NY City law against sexual harassment. You can make the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: My coworker has been making me very uncomfortable with some of the things he's said to me lately. Does it qualify as

sexual harassment if I'm being harassed by someone who isn't my supervisor?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 22, 2018

It may qualify as sexual harassment, but without a lot more information, no one can tell you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I was sexually harassed at my former workplace but didn't feel comfortable lodging a complaint until after I changed

jobs six months later. Now that I'm in a healthier environment, I want to ensure others don't endure the same treatment. Is it too late to file a harassment complaint or lawsuit?

Andrew S. Abramson
Andrew S. Abramson answered on Dec 21, 2017

While more facts about the sexual harassment that you endured and your former employment situation are required to answer your question, you may very well still be able to pursue a claim. Please contact our office so that we can thourghlynreview the facts and accurately answer your question. Andrew... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is 17 and I just found out that she has been sexually active with a 28 yr old man. Is this legal
Kristofher Beralo
Kristofher Beralo answered on Nov 12, 2017

The Age of Consent in NJ is 16, which means she can have sexual relation with any individual. However, if this 28 year old man has a supervisory position of power over the teen, then it is a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: If someone commits sexual assault when they were 17 can they still be held accountable if it’s reported after theyre 18
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 1, 2017

Yes not matter what age you are responsible for your actions, the only difference age can make is whether your charged in juvenile court or criminal court.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: How Can I get a nude video of me taken down?

Someone recorded me and posted a video of me naked online without my consent. I was under 18 in the video and I contacted the website numerous times to get it taken down and no one has done anything. What Can I do to get it taken down?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 9, 2017

More information is needed to answer your question, when you say no one has done anything, who is no one (police, school parents etc) , where is it posted, what if any body parts were showing, these are all questions which are important to understand why nothing happened. Lastly sometimes if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue my uncle for sexual harassment?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 6, 2017

To determine that would require a substantial amount of information, the kind of which should only be discussed with an attorney in a law office, not online.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: is it legal to date a 15 year old if I'm 18
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Sep 3, 2017

Although it is legal, you are asking for trouble. You obviously never heard of the term "jail bait". You can either date someone your own age or older or risk ruining your life in ways you cannot possibly imagine.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Does it cost anything for a lawyer to help bring charges against ex husband?

I dont have a dime to.get help bc im on SS Disability.

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Jul 6, 2017

A private lawyer does not bring charges. Charges are brought by the police and prosecutor. If you believe you are the victim of a criminal act, contact the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Is it illegal to ask out someone you supervise at work?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 12, 2017

No it is not against the law, if that is all you do.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: If I am dating my boss am I required to tell HR?
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 26, 2017

Without seeing your company polices, I cannot tell you for certain. You should discuss this with an Employment/Labor law attorney, and follow their directions.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: I feel like I am being harassed in a sexual way by someone who is frequently at my work, but they are not an employee

they are a client. Does sexual harassment cover that?

Andrew S. Abramson
Andrew S. Abramson answered on Feb 10, 2017

While sexual harassment claims typically involve another employee/manager that works for the employer, there are circumstances in which an employer can be held responsible for sexually harassing conduct by a non-employee. In this type of situation, it is critical to speak to an experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: How many times would I have to appear at a court as a witness and can I go to vacation?

my boss and my coworker are suing each other.

I, whom used to be friend with my coworker, went to see a lawyer with her to help her with English. (She is Korean)

Now, for various reason, I don't support my coworker.

Anyway, so my boss want me as a witness for stuff... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 9, 2017

Much more information is needed to answer your question and you may want to hire your own lawyer to review this. But if you are subpoenaed as a witness you must appear.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: i was wondering if a teacher sexually harasses a student in a private school, what are the legal ramifications?

the teacher was fired based on school policy, but will the teacher go to jail?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 2, 2017

Whether or not the teacher will go to jail depends on what the teacher is charged with and what a jury decides, if the case gets that far. The teacher can also be sued civilly for damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue my school for negligence when dealing with sexual assault between 2 students, even if it's been over 3 years?

During middle school (approx. 4 years ago. When I was 14), I reported to my guidance counselor that another student in my grade had sexually assaulted me during class. I was told to go back to class after further discussion that the story needed to be "investigated." But since I had a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 21, 2016

Yes. Sounds like you are 18 so you still have time. Contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice who handles School liability cases. They give free consultations. Do it now.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: My supervisor has been making lewd comments whenever the two of us are alone at work together.

It's gotten to the point where I can't concentrate or do my work as well as I used to. I want to file a claim for sexual harassment but I'm just an intern and don't get paid. Is there anything I can do? I don't want to get fired, just want to be left alone to do my job.

Jonathan Rudnick
Jonathan Rudnick answered on Oct 28, 2016

yes follow the procedure in he handbook you were given and you should be protected. But you do have rights assuming your employer fails to take reasonable precautions to stop this

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I was sexually abused by my pastor. we settled. I signed no contact clause and I texted him. Am I in trouble?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 2, 2016

Talk to the attorney who advised you in your settlement. You may want to discuss with any counselor you are seeing what provoked your texting him and how to respond in the future. A short simple fix is to delete his number from your address(es) so you can't text easily. Do not respond --this... Read more »

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