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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I'm straight. Can I sue my employer for sexual harassment by forcing me to read emails praising the LGBTQ community?

This infringes on my moral and religious beliefs and makes it impossible to feel loyalty for my employer.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Far more would need to be known to answer your question. For instance if monitoring or reading emails is part of your job and you are not being singled out as part of an attempt to win you over to their way of thinking, it may not be harassment based on sexual preference or identity. On the other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Q: I filed a sexual harassment complaint against my supervisor, and while the investigation is completed, it seems wrong.

I attempted to quietly change my schedule, as I wanted to phase myself out of my supervisors shifts due to sexually suggestive remarks. When I explained this to a store manager, he told me it was a mandatory SH complaint. As of this morning, HR concluded their investigation, and not only is he... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Sexual harassment claims are very fact specific. In order to be actionable, the supervisor's harassment must be either: (i) severe; or (ii) pervasive. In other words, a single incident of inappropriate touching may meet the severe threshold. While frequent "flirty" comments about... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was at a casino yesterday and was wearing an outfit that was “showing too much” and they made me go change.

Their website says nothing about a dress code however and I was just wondering if that violates any laws. It made me feel like I was being heavily discriminated against.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 8, 2022

There is no law that places you into a legally protected class of people because you wore clothing that was determined to be offensive to an establishment's dress code. That means you have no legal claim for discrimination.

Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: Can you sue your old foster parents for molestation if it has been years? and you were a minor.

I was a foster child under the care of B**** & S**** K**** at ages ( 10 - 13 ) they were under Hogares Inc which i googled and saw they are permanently closed. Anyway i came out to my foster mom at the time and she continued to not do anything about it. As the adult i am today stress, Anxiety,... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 3, 2022

That would probably be a New Mexico case, so post your question under NM, not NY. You will need to state the years of abuse and when you turned 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Hi there, I have questions about discrimination are abouts my work slowly speed.. many times I been told in my work

I just felt discrimina the company in Dunking Donut as employees by coworkers and is not the first time I have to go through this, is full company likely Miami Grill and Chipotle and McDonald's and Charly Restaurant.. but my consent is Dunking Donut where I was hired of the month April 27... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 3, 2022

It sounds like you are wondering if an employer is illegally discriminating against you by hassling you about your work speed. The only way that this might possibly be a legal issue is if you have a disability that the employer was made aware of, and you are able to competently work for that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: Can I run away at the age of 17 and will the police search for me and take me back home?

My father is emotionally abusive, my friends and my friends parents have heard and know of my situation and I want to run away but don’t know if I’ll be taken back to him by the police, I turn 17 in June and really don’t want to be here. He doesn’t accept me over the smallest things like... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 26, 2022

No. You should not run away. Yes. The police will bring you back. Make a report to CPS and let them investigate.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Plaintiff in Employment Discrimination Case Seeks a “Tried and True” Atty to Revive My Case.

The case was dismissed with prejudice because prior attorney retaliated and dumped me and I got sick and could not make it to the first day of trial. I have the facts but I didn’t get permissive.

I need an attorney to help me with a CCP 473 motion and represent me at hearing. It is in... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 24, 2022

I am sorry but this site is not the place to solicit attorneys to work for you. It is a question and answer site only. You are going to have to locate and contact attorneys to see if they are interested in handling your matter. However it is highly unlikely you will find an attorney to take your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If a female is sexually harassed by her boss at they’re place of work and it is a corporate company what can she do?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on May 11, 2022

This individual should first make a written report of the instances of harassment to the company's HR department. If corrective action is not taken after this, this individual can next file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Contracts for California on
Q: We’re beginning to explore options of filing a lawsuit for Hostile Work Environment against my wife Tawny in CA.

Need Advice and Attorney: We also need to explore options of filing a lawsuit for miss-classification for both of us. We're in the insurance industry, we're 1099 Independent Contractors but we're treated and controlled as employees. We currently live in CA, the main company is in... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 3, 2022

If you are looking for someone here to respond by saying they will look at your case, this Q&A site does not allow that. You will have to seek out and consult with attorneys to see if you have a meritorious claim. And you should do that because many people seriously misunderstand the concept... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for a 16-17 year old to talk a 10 year old into video chatting and showing private parts?

And talk about cuddling and loving the 10 year old? What if said teenager offers paid for video game currency such as “robux”

Said teenager - Iowa

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Yes, that is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Q: How much will a lawyer charge to represent me in a sexual abuse claim against a Catholic priest in Seattle?

I know a lawyer won't charge me up front I just want to get an idea of how much he would take when I win my case. Thank you

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak
answered on Apr 21, 2022

The standard fee for personal injury cases, including sex abuse cases, is 1/3 of the total recovery plus costs advanced. If the matter goes to litigation, the fee goes up to 40% plus costs advanced.

I commend your bravery in coming forward to get some justice. I wish you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Hi, I know that this is a big question, but what is the statute of limitation for Childhood sexual abuse?

It happened in Ohio, but I live in Kansas now. There are also other witnesses to what happened to me. He also showed me C.P. as I was told by 2 key witnesses... This was my grandfather that did this to me

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2305.111 (C) An action for assault or battery brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse based on childhood sexual abuse, or an action brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse asserting any claim resulting from childhood sexual abuse, shall be brought within... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can I sue my boss or employer I work for because they have affected my mental state, and relationship with my coworker?

My boss is sleeping with my brother, which is also my coworker. Fraternization between a manager and an associate is not permitted in our company policies. Since they suspect that I know what’s happening they feel threatened and that has affected me in the workplace as I get less working hours.... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Apr 15, 2022

You may have a claim for sex based discrimination, because you are being treated differently than your brother, who is having intimate relations with your joint boss.

I would suggest that you start by reporting your concerns in writing to HR, including the fact that you believe there is a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: If I expose my boss/dad for cheating with a coworker and divorcing my mom, will it effect her outcome if he's fired?

My dad is my boss at work. He left my mother for one of our coworkers. She's half his age and has only been there six months. She's made sexual advances at me that I blow off. Well he fell for it. The day after he left my mother I arrived at work and he started bossing me on things to do... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 10, 2022

I would find a new job and leave the drama behind. Your dad sounds like a jerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Rhode Island on
Q: How do you stop a visit with child when there is a sexual abuse investigation open by dcyf on the other parent ?

my son was inpatient at a psychiatric hospital for trying g to commit suicide.he told the drs he is being sexually abused by his biological father. There is no a pending investigation open with dcyf due to this information. The biological father will be here in a few days to pick him up. How can I... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 8, 2022

To make DCYF aware of the situation call 1800RICHILD. It is rather peculiar that the mandated reporters at the hospital did not make this report. Perhaps they did not have this information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: What can happen if accused of sexual assault, both parties under age of 12. Accusing 12 years later?

2 cousins, one 6yr old and other 11yr old touched each other. 12 years later 6yr old (now 18 years old) is accusing 11yr old (now 23 years old) of sexual assault. What can happen?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 6, 2022

There could be a criminal case because there is no longer any statute of limitations for the crime of sexual assault of a child. I suppose that technically either one of them could be charged with this crime because an 11-year-old can't consent to sex either and it is technically possible to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: Can I get in trouble for sending nudes to a minor when she said she was 20?

She told me she was 20 then tried to blackmail me into giving her money saying she'd say I was sexting a minor and to leak my nudes.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Apr 4, 2022

If she is really a minor, yes. But this is also a common scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: In Texas of 1992 at the tender age of 14, I was in a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old man.

In 1996 I later went on to marry him due to being pregnant with my parents consent. I also had to drop out of school. I was 17 by now.

In 2004 and 3 children, I finally got the courage to divorce him.

There is alot more to this monster.

However, before I go further, I just... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 3, 2022

No, outside of possible child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If I tried to complain to boss about harassment in the work place more than one time and was fired. Can I sue ?

I complained to my boss about harassment and people keeping from doing my job in correct and timely manner. also sexual assault happening in the work place. He set up a date for me to walk in that was March 25 at 8:30am and as soon as I walked in he already found a different way of firing me and... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Mar 30, 2022

You may have a claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but this will depend on what you told your boss in your complaint. Your complaint must be "protected" under the law, meaning your complaint of harassment must be based on your race, sex, age, disability, and/or... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I’m 54. Would the fraudulent concealment law apply if I was under the impression that the priest who abused me was Dead.

The church told me he died so I thought I couldn’t sue them. Turns out he was alive and living in Jupiter Florida I found out in like 1999 that he was 99 years old I believe or 90 something years old so I’m sure he’s dead by now. I have no proof that the church told me this please let me know... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Mar 29, 2022

No need for that. The CA legislature revived sexual abuse claims for a three year period that we are still in. Immediately contact an attorney to preserve your rights.

Good luck to you.

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