Neil Klingshirn's answer Every case is different, so the best course is to get advice specific to your situation. That said, as a general rule you should evaluate the strength of the evidence for your claim, the amount of damages you could recover and the costs you will incur to recover those damages.
Here, your claim is that gender discrimination is blocking your advancement to a better position. The manager's statement is direct evidence of that discrimination. You can testify that he said it, as can any of...
Matthew Williams' answer If it was consensual, and he is not in a position of authority over her (teacher, coach, psychiatrist, etc.), then it is technically legal. This is a very risky situation though for the adult man. There are lots of other ways for him to get in trouble sleeping with a minor aside from the statutory rape laws.
Matthew Williams' answer A single incident generally isn't enough. But, a pattern of such behaviors, which seems likely, can be real cause for concern for the employer. If the employer has a sexual harassment complaint procedure, be sure your wife files the proper complaints and then talk with an attorney.
Matthew Williams' answer Have you called the police? You many want to do that. Potential charges: (1) assault, (2) unlawful restraint, (3) kidnapping, (4) menacing, (5) aggravated menacing, (6) sexual imposition.
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