Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: If i file for child support will they grant visitation?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Not if you pursue child support through child support recovery. However, he can seek visitation rights if he files for legitimation.
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Q: Aside from reporting it to the company, what should I do if I get sexually harassed by an Uber driver?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
William John Light's answer
Get out of the car. Tell the driver to stop whatever is offending you.
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Q: My 16 year old friend had sex with a 59 year old man. Is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
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.
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Q: Will I get in trouble because I lied ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
First, I must say it took guts to write this inquiry. We all make mistakes, especially when we're young, not fully understanding the consequences or how our actions can terribly hurt others.

Second, given the nature and type of the inquiry, one would have to assume we're talking about statutory rape or indecent liberties criminal charges in North Carolina.

In-person communications with an experienced criminal defense attorney would be appropriate. As good as Justia is for...
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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.
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Q: I am a minor in NH and I want to report a sexual assault to the police. Will they notify my parents or the perpetrator?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Well, it may depend on the nature of allegations. Your parent(s) or guardian might be involved in order to keep your track or contact as and when needed. As a minor you are supposed to live with either of your parent under his/her care, etc. You may face a question as to whether did you take into confidence either of your caretaker?

If your allegations are worth cognizable, police may register your complaint, initiate investigation and may inquire from the alleged perpetrator in...
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Q: I'm in need of others opinions in this situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
I agree you need to talk to a therapist about this.
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Q: What's the difference between sexual harassment and a giving a coworker a simple compliment?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Tina El Fadel's answer
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual work performance which is so severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment which negatively affects the term, condition or employment of the victim. A simple compliment, depending on the nature of that complaint, one time in the work place will most likely not rise to the level of sexual harassment. If you think your...
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Q: Practice area question:

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Tina El Fadel's answer
This is a crime and you should report it to the police. Florida is a two person consent state, it is a felony for someone to record another without their consent. Further, yes, this is an invasion of privacy as it was an electronic intrusion into a person's private quarters and possibly a public disclosure of private facts which a reasonable person would find offensive.
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Q: Can I file a civil suit for sexual assault? And can I or should I also file criminal charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Tina El Fadel's answer
I am sorry to hear that you had to go through this, especially given the Me Too and Times Up movement. The short answer to your question is that Florida does not recognize a civil cause of action for "sexual harassment" so you would have to file under a different theory such as assault and battery or intentional infliction of emotional distress. Civil Suits for sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination protected under both State and Federal law but there does not seem to be...
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Q: Is it required for companies to do sexual harassment training for their employees?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It is mandatory for employers to conduct online training or retreat on sexual harassment for their employees in order to sensitize them.
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Q: Does call fat person a cow at anger moment consider be a crime ? or i can be sued for it ?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
It is called the First Amendment
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Q: In real , Will be he charged as crime and could prevent him to enter Poland again ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
This forum is for US immigration law. Your son should consult with a Polish attorney.
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Q: When I was incarcerated in my county jail in 2016 I was sexually harassed and groped by a jailer. Can I sue still?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You can try.

An issue may be that the intentional criminal act may be outside the scope of employment and therefore sovereign immunity is not waived.

However, there may be a claim of failure to train and supervise under state torts and federal civil rights

Contact a lawyer immediately. I am not familiar with statute of limitations and notice requirements of Missouri law
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Q: My brother who is 13 and lives in Georgia got nude pictures from his girlfriend.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
If his girlfriend is under the age of 18 than your brother is in possession of child porngraphy, if he shared the photo with anyone else than is he is distrbuting child pornography. If the any of the photos depict or the girlfriend informs the police that your brother engaged in sexual acts with the girl, than if she is under 16 years of age he could be charged with child molestation or aggravated child molestation, and/or statutory rape.
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Q: In the state of New Jersey, will a 22 year old boy go to jail for getting a 17 year old female pregnant?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Leon Matchin's answer
No he won't but will require to pay child support. But get confirmation the child is yours because there been cases where alleged dad paid child support to later find out baby wasn't his.
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Q: Hi about 18 years ago I was sexually assaulted by my manager at Staples can I do anything now

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on May 25, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This determination cannot be made without an in person consultation. You may have a case, but no attorney can determine that without speaking to you in detail. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.
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Q: Former boss is blackmailing me into lying to his lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on May 23, 2018
William John Light's answer
Call the police make a complaint for extortion. Do not lie to your company or the police.
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Q: I lost my job over a bogus sexual harassment claim. How can I punish my accuser?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on May 18, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your situation is complex and you would have to be able to prove (among other things) a causal relationship between the termination of your job, that the person making the claim knew it to be false and more. You would need to have an in person consultation with an experienced litigation attorney. No attorney can take this on a contingency or flat fee basis. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally...
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Q: I'm romantically interested in a coworker, but paranoid that if I ask her out I'll get accused of sexual harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on May 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
Quit your job and ask her out.
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