Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

Q: I want to sue my ex-partner for giving me HSV std. Ex passed it to me and my 2-yr old son.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults.

Q: Cyber stalking

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

Q: Is it harassment if my boss, the CEO, is inappropriately messaging me late night after hours?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
You should discuss this matter in private with counsel here in Florida. You may have a viable case.

Q: I was molested as a child im 29 now is there anything i can do about the person who molested me after all theas years

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/state-civil-statutes-of-limitations-in-child-sexua.aspx. Apart from statutes of limitations in such issues, evidence is particularly tricky after such a long time, particularly in sex abuse cases. Also see: http://www.waer.org/post/nys-group-pushing-vote-bill-allow-child-sex-assault-victims-sue-years-after-crimes - You might want to work with the group pushing for such statutory changes. Also, therapy can be helpful.

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Q: Should i Bring a sexual Discrimination lawsuit against my employer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
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...

Q: If the police are not willing to prosecute my girlfriend's stalker, can I take it to the county Sheriff's office?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed but it would seem to me that law enforcement would/should do something.

yes, i would try Sheriff, going directly to DA, contacting your congressman

Q: I slept with My supervisor and found out a week later I had herpes. I’m almost sure it came from him and he knew it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Indiana Assn for Justice in your area who handles employment issues; they represent workers and give free consults.

Q: What type of lawyer am I looking for?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may have a case for breach of contract for the loans. As for the allegations of infidelity, you may want to contact the other woman via counsel. As for allegations of child endangerment of some sort, it depends on the facts. And do you need a restraining order for some reason? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...

Q: how long can a 21 year old get for having sexual relations with a 16 year old

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Don't do it. If you already have, hire a criminal defense attorney.

Q: The interviewer sexuall harassed me. Can I still sue even though I don't work at that company?

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Charles Joseph's answer
Sexual harassment includes all unwelcome sexual advances or behaviors in the workplace, even when you are not yet an employee of that company. If you were sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender during a job interview, it may or may not be severe enough to file a claim. Under federal and state law, the conduct must be pervasive or severe. However, New York City has a lower standard and the behavior only has to be more than a “petty slight.”

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Q: Could a business be sued for reckless endangerment or negligence for not banning a known sexual predator who reoffends?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
That business might be sued for negligence by victims of the employee. If the employee has committed any crimes, such as assault, the victim can call the police to report this. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice...

Q: If I have been sexually assaulted, but my parent doesn't believe me, can I still press charges without them letting me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You should report crimes to the police immediately, whether you're a minor or not. A juvenile does not need adult permission to report a crime. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in...

Q: Working in retail. Was asked to wear pajamas at the store. I don’t want to. Can there be consequences

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 22, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
What you were describing is not sexual harassment. Absent an employment contract or union agreement any employee, especially working in retail can be fired for any reason at all or for no reason what so ever. Management would have discretion as to whether or not the fire you based on your refusal to comply.

With the economy in the job market as strong as it is now, could certainly find the same type of job or a bettor one easily and probably the same wage rate or greater. You should not...

Q: I am not a lawyer. How/where can I research specific civil case records heard in Harris County, TX District Courts?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer
Harris County has a searchable electronic docket, however, there are only certain ways to search. Go to the court’s website and/or call the clerk and they may be able to help. Good luck.

Q: Re-opening a stet (I know I can file for early expungement, but I feel like this never works)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Do not just file to set the case in for trial. Hire a lawyer to contact the SA to remove the case solely for the purpose of entering a nolle prosequi.

Q: My boss is making me uncomfortable by making comments about other women's physiques but not mine. Can I sue for sexual

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
To be a hostile work environment, the comments have to be pervasive (meaning a lot of them) or severe, such that they alter your working environment. Without knowing exactly what was said, and when, and the context, and how many times, it would be impossible to evaluate whether you have anything approaching a hostile work environment claim.

You can complain to HR, or to the DFEH (https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/). If you are retaliated against, you have a...

Q: Can I get justice for being groomed

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Report this to the police and let them handle it.

Q: Is it sexual harassment if I ask a coworker who's technically not at the same management level as me out on a date?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Isolated or scattered remarks even if unwelcome are almost never severe.

Harassment must be severe or pervasive meaning it's recurring. Of course your employer might have a dating policy and violating that is at your own risk.

You might want to run it by HR. I have heard of some employers in NYC asking employees who date to sign "love contracts." I think that's ludicrous and probably not enforceable but if your company requires that think about it if you value your job or if you...

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