Pennsylvania Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: My previous employer& fiancés boss at time of inquiry asked for nude/nearly nude photos in exchange for compensation

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Clearly a violation of many statutes not the least of which are Dept of Labor Wage & Hour and Work Condition Statutes.

Talk to an attorney who handles employment questions. If you need names give me a call.

Q: I need help with a 'red flag' I was targeted for over 3 years now

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I think I speak for all the participating attorneys here when I say that MUCH more information is needed from you before any attorney can even begin to offer any helpful advice.

Can you give us a lot more facts to describe your situation? Thanks in advance.

Q: I'm a massage therapist and I've been accused of indecent assault by 2 coworkers. Will I automatically lose my license?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
The Pennsylvania Code indicates that "[a] massage therapist whose conduct constitutes a sexual violation or sexual abuse is subject to immediate temporary suspension . . ." -- but it's unclear if that occurs as soon as a complaint is made (and to whom? police, and/or the State Board of Massage Therapy?) or once a conviction occurs. Generally, look here for more information: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/MassageTherapy/Pages/default.aspx.

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Q: i need help doing a sexual harassment lawsuit and have no clue where to begin i reported it to work a million times

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Andrew S. Abramson's answer
It is important to review all facts pertaining to your situation with an experienced employment law attorney. Feel free to contact our office to Evan,hate your entire situation.

Q: What can I do if my employer gave me a fraudulent workers comp number to provide to health care providers?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Appeals / Appellate Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Glenn Neiman's answer
You should consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law. The attorney can see what has been filed and determine what the situation might be. There would be no charge for an initial consultation.

Q: Can a 19 year old date a 15 year old in Pennsylvania? No sexual contact involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Dating? Yes, but at that age the age difference is significant, can lead to power imbalance and abuses. Bad?Yes. Illegal? No.

Q: If someone pleads guilty but retracts it and says he is innocent does that effect the outcome of finding him innocent?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 8, 2018
Zak Taylor Goldstein's answer
How did he retract it? If you plead guilty, you can file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea prior to sentencing. If you do not file it prior to sentencing, you can file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea for ten days after the sentencing hearing. If you do not do that, you would have a difficult time undoing a criminal conviction. You can also file a PCRA within a year of sentencing arguing that your atorney was ineffective in recommending a plea under those circumstances, but those are...

Q: Found out my 16 year old son is having sexual relations with a 20 year old woman who's saying she's pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
He's at the age he's past the age of consent but possible she could be charged with corruption of a minor. As far as the pregnancy, a blood test would be in order if she conceives.

Most important thing right now is to speak with a counselor about how to handle it--you don't want your son going off--somewhere or on you!

Q: is it legal to date a 17 year old in state of pa? I'm 27 years old

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 9, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Date with no intimate contact, yes. Will the parents agree? Unlikely. You are significantly older and may want to consider your motives.

Q: My daughter was sexually violated at preschool by another child. Do I have a case against the facility?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice in that county. If you need names let me know.

Q: How long do you think my boyfriend would be looking at it he's being charged with statutory sexual assault?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017
Mark McCulloch's answer
This is a serious offense. Because I don't know all the details, it is very hard to say but based on the two pieces of information you have listed, a prior sex charge and being on probation, you would be wise to immediately find a qualified criminal defense attorney. There is no easy answer to the "how long" question because there are many factors that are considered. Best advice: get your boyfriend a good lawyer.

Q: Can you sue someone for unknowingly video taping you in the bathroom even if its not put on the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
If you are asking about suing someone, that is not a criminal law question. If the person who videotaped you did so "unknowingly", it would be difficult to prove any tortious conduct on their part.

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