Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers by State

Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: If I am dating my boss am I required to tell HR?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
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.
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Q: What should I do if a person threatens to post sexual videos on me to all my friends on facebook in exchange for money?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

This is not an employment law question unless you worked for or hired this person.

Did you consent to being recorded? Or shared videos you recorded with someone? If so, why?

Do you have children with or were you married to this person? That's a family law matter.

Otherwise consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding possible extortion before going to police.
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Q: Can an adult 18 or older be arrested for engaging in intercourse with a 17 year old

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

See: https://www.ageofconsent.net/states/new-york

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Q: A security guard touched my butt.I ran to car told my husband.He socked guy in face one time.Why is my husband in jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits, Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

Assault and battery is a crime with a fine and/or jail as a punishment. You can sue the security guard for assault and battery as well, if you do so in a timely manner before the statute of limitations runs out. You might also have a negligent hiring/training/supervision suit against the guard's company. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...
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Q: Can you complain to a landlord if your neighbor is sexually harassing you in the building hallway?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

You can most certainly go to the nearest police department and request that a judge issue an order of protection for you.

New York takes stalking or any type of unwelcome behavior regardless of sex very seriously. I have seen clients lose their jobs when a co-worker went to a police department, filed a sworn statement, and an order of protection was issued because another employee argued with the alleged aggressor in the retail establishment where both employees worked. Potentially,...
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Q: Someone at my work today had removed my phone from my locker and had gone through all my pictures and videos.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2017

You can report this to the police and to your employer. You can sue for invasion of privacy as well. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...
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Q: Can i file a lawsuit for a juvenile hall staff making sexual slurs and inviting me to hang out when i got out ?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 11, 2017

That sounds like a possible sex crime and abuse of a dependent juvenile. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...
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Q: I have a niece in Utah who is 17 she is getting ready to graduate, she wants to move with her dad to Missouri mom say no

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Utah on
Answered on Mar 5, 2017

Under Utah law, until a child turns 18 or emancipates, the child must live where any court order says the child must live.

Under Utah law, everyone must report any believable allegations of child abuse or neglect (including getting "handsy") to either law enforcement or the Division of Child and Family Services, Child Protective Services (DCFS, CPS). If you know of someone that your niece has told about the allegations of sexual abuse, they should report it to one of these authorities...
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Q: In Texas can a 16yo & a 13yo legally have sex? 3 years & 4 months age difference. Both consenting & protected

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2017

In Teas, the age of consent is seventeen. The "Romeo & Juliet" defense only applies when the youngest is at least fourteen years old and the other is not more than three years older... three years and four months is too large of a gap.

The law itself does NOT punish the genders differently, but it does specify a wide range of possible punishments. When a person is sentenced for a crime, the judge or jury must choose an actual punishment that is within the range of possible...
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Q: An employee at a grocery store makes inappropriate comments to me every time I go there.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Mar 4, 2017

Sure, you can report him, but that doesn't mean that they have to do anything about it. Sexual harassment normally can only be punished when it occurs in the employee-employer relationship, and it doesn't appear that you are an employee.
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Q: Recently, my manager told me and another female coworker that we can no longer wear a certain type of pants

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

I hear nothing illegal in your facts. Such restrictions re: appropriate clothing sound reasonable. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...
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Q: If a 90 yr old male asked for a kiss from caregiver would she be able to sue for sexual harrashment?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

It really depends on the facts. If it was a single attempt from a man with limited mental capacity due to old age or dementia, I don't see a case there. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...
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Q: I got a new job and just found out my ex will be supervising me. Do I need to report that to HR?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

Yes, as there may be a conflict of interest there, and such supervision may potentially cause serious problems in the workplace. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: If your Boss at your job pinches you and leaves bruises on you and mind abuses.Do you have grounds for a law suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

If you complain about the harassment (follow your employee handbook on filing internal complaints) and nothing is done or you are retaliated against, certainly, move forward and file a charge with the EEOC.
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Q: Coworker is spreading rumors telling others I'm sleeping with another coworker, I am not.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

You can sue for defamation in civil court. If the harassment at work continues, you can demand that HR make it stop. If they don't, you might have a case for hostile work environment. Keep everything in writing. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I...
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Q: a male teacher grabbed my 15yr old sons butt. He goes to a smallChristian H.S.(no overseer). The teacher is still there

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

You may be able to sue for assault against your child, breach of contract, and negligence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
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 employment law attorney as soon as possible. Feel free to contact our firm to discuss the situation further.

Andrew S. Abramson, Esq

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Q: How many times would I have to appear at a court as a witness and can I go to vacation?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
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.
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Q: I was fired from my job of two years for drinking alcohol with a coworker. However, hes still employed there. What next?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

If you were an at-will employee, you can be fired for no reason. To avoid a claim of retaliatory termination, it sounds like your employer can point to an actual reason for your termination that has nothing to do with retaliation, namely drinking alcohol at work. As for telling your landlord about your potentially private sexual relationship with the employer, your employer may have violated your privacy rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The...
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Q: If land lady refused rent can she try to collect by unlawful detainer due to 55 hopa laws and fones from hoa she cut my.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

Your question is vague. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal...
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