In simple terms, "victim testimony need not be corroborated" means that when a person who has been a victim of a crime tells their story in court, there is no requirement for other evidence or witnesses to support what they say. In legal proceedings, the victim's account of what...View More
I disclosed to a current employee at the high school I graduated from that a coach had sexual relations with me while I was black out drunk and was a 16 year old student at the school. I graduated in 2013 and was more so looking to have them be cautious/keep an eye out for behavior moving forward.... View More
my girlfriend was just fired after she had complained to her district manager about her general manager harassing her. So i wrote an email to the owner but hes refusing to talk to me or investigate and wants to talk to her but she already made an attempt to talk to the district manager. Doesnt he... View More
I tried to report sexual assault incident at my former college. The police officers lied to me about several things and when I met with them for the last time they tired to blame me for being assaulted and them closing the case without giving me a way to submit evidence. When I tried to contact... View More
It is a complicated question to answer and will depend on exactly what happened. However, in general, colleges are liable for sexual assault pursuant to Title IX where they were aware of the harasser's likely conduct or did not take sufficient steps to address reports of sexual assault.
You did the right thing. They will do an investigation. You can request kinship placement but it takes time to complete a home study and coordinate between the states.. she may be in foster care during this process.
They have to consider placement with the other parent first. Where is her...View More
No. A 7-year-old is too young to be held criminally responsible, but to young to be taught proper behaviour and/or examined by a doctor. There are other issues at play there. The best thing that can happen is the child is assessed. Fortunately, these behaviours when caught at a young age can be...View More
So my sons mother had her 14 year old niece living with her and my sons mothers boyfriend let his bestfriend stay there as well who was over 21 years old and ended up getting the 14 year old pregnant and they all knew they were "dating" or messing around under the same roof. She ended up... View More
Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male who has been touching me in places that make me extremely uncomfortable and I was wondering if it would still be illegal if I’ve never really shown any resistance
Sexual harassment is complex. There are specific laws that prohibit sexual harassment in certain situations such as employment or education. If this is your co-worker, or boss, or a classmate, then there are specific laws that apply and steps you can take. However, if this is someone you know in a...View More
When I was 16 I was dating a guy that was a few years older than me , my parents found out about the relationship and went to cops about it . I Lied and said I was talking to him before I was 16 and that wasn’t the truth, he ended up going to jail. I... View More
Yes, if your employer has at least 15 employees. If you report unlawful sexual harassment, the report is a protected activity. It is unlawful to subject a person who has engaged in a protected activity to retaliation. The employee who has reported the sexual harassment should be maintained in...View More
My daughter is 19 and works for a company, and she and her supervisor have expressed mutual feelings for each other. Do I have any legal ground to file a sexual harassment claim that he is taking advantage of her as her parent, even though she has mutual feelings towards the individual?
No, you cannot as she is an adult. She would be the only one who could pursue this.
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