Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: I'm 14 & he's 15. he posted a video of us having sex on Instagram. it's being sent around.. what charges can I press?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
Contact your local police, and tell them you want to file charges under Title 18, § 6321 ("Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor") and § 3131 ("Unlawful dissemination of intimate image").

Under section 6321, the cops could also take his phone or computer (whichever was used to disseminate the video) and he'd never get it back.

Best of luck to you. Hard lesson learned here too -- don't forget it.

Q: I feel cheated &taking advantage of by previous att.. Out of a 50 thousand dollor lawsuit what percent goes to attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Whenever litigating "contingent fee" cases The Florida Bar requires all licensed attorneys to enter into very clear written representation agreements explaining all terms and conditions of the representation including who pays the litigation expense and explaining the various percentages of attorney fees due if the case succeeds at trial and/or on appeal, based upon the gross recovery. The last time I looked, the attorney who recovers $50,000 for a client is entitled to take up to 40% of the...

Q: Is it illegal for a girl(18) to have a sexual relationship with a boy(14). Boy will turn 15 before the female turns 19

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Generally yes, unless the age of majority is 14 in Pennsylvania (very doubtful) it is unlawful for anyone to have sexual relations with the underage boy.

Q: What happens in court if the opposition accuses you for the wrong charge? As in charge you for S.A. but meant harassmen

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Lawyers are not soothsayers, do not have crystal balls and cannot predict what might happen in someone's immediate future. Ask your lawyer to explain.

Q: Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Kirk Angel's answer
Sexual harassment is complex. There are specific laws that prohibit sexual harassment in certain situations such as employment or education. If this is your co-worker, or boss, or a classmate, then there are specific laws that apply and steps you can take. However, if this is someone you know in a causal setting, then sexual harassment laws will not apply. Even so, there may be other laws such as those covering assault, battery or emotional distress, that would give you a legal claim....

Q: I have been falsely accused of sexual harassment by the superintendent of the coop that I live in.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Hire a competent lawyer who has experience in dealing with (very troublesome) cooperative associations.

Q: I need a lawyer to help me im getting harassed by a radio frequency

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Hire a psychiatrist who has an undergraduate degree in radio frequency science.

Q: If my partner is 16 and I’m 18,19, is sexual contact, without penetration of any body part, legal in California.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
William John Light's answer
You aren't "18,19", you are one or the other. Regardless of which age you are, you are an adult.

Your partner cannot "consent". Your partner isn't old enough to legally give "consent" because she is a child and doesn't fully understand the consequences of her conduct.

To be guilty of statutory rape, Penal Code 261.5, requires that:

1. the defendant had sexual intercourse with another person (any amount of penetration, regardless of how slight, constitutes sexual...

Q: can I go to jail for sexual harassment in Florida

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No. While "sexual harassment" depending on how it's defined, may sometimes involve civil liability, it doesn't constitute a crime as such, unlike such crimes as sexual battery, etc.

Q: Can I still get a case if I have no proof of the incident? And can my city somehow get in trouble for dropping my case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Unless you can come up with some form of credible proof, or have at least one credible witness, it is very doubtful you will find any agency to accept a complaint against the person you are accusing.

Q: I’m being retaliated against for complaining of sexual harassment he was fired for that reason it’s unbearable and he

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
I am sure that the State of Pennsylvania has a state agency that investigates the same laws that the EEOC does, and will accept your complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation for speaking out. I suggest you should Google "sexual harassment in Pennsylvania" and see what comes up. You can also contact any Pennsylvania lawyer who practices Employment & labor Law and ask fir their help.

Q: How do I gike spying charges on my roommate, when it is non traceable thru the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Although I am not admitted to practice law in Ohio, I doubt whether Ohio has any statute that covers this very specific unusual question. If I were you I would try to find some very sophisticated anti-virus software that will protect your laptop against all unwanted intrusion. Other than informing the landlord, I cannot even suggest a possible solution regarding your suspicion that your roommate and his girlfriend "have access to the empty apartment next door."

Q: I was in a work meeting with 3 "executive leaders" and myself.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Sounds like you need another company. It's an interesting question whether or not it's sexual harassment if they merely assume something (that isn't true). For instance may a person who is not of color be "racially harassed " when they aren't the protected group? No. However make a note of who said what when. Suggest you speak to an attorney who handles work place environnment cases.

Generally, the law takes the position that employers can be as obnoxious as they want to be--they just...

Q: Good morning, my name is Wayne, and I'm trying to get on social security disability because of a few illnesses

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Social Security for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
William John Light's answer
You will need to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney about your specific case. Justia is for a general response, a starting off point. You are well beyond that. A simple internet search for SSDI attorneys near you will get you the contact information of attorneys than can advise you.

Q: Terminated due to an accidental erection in front of female co-worker. Wrongfully terminated?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Brent T. Geers' answer
Unlikely that you would successfully fight this. How would your employer know about this if your co-worker didn't complain?

Q: I'm disabled.. I was drugged and sexually assulted in my home which I believe was by my landlord..

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Brent T. Geers' answer
You should promptly call your local police to report this incident. Time is of the essence.

Q: What is the statute of limitations for sexual harrassment and also sexual harassment in the work place in Rhode island??

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Time Limits

180 days to file a charge

(may be extended by state laws)

Federal employees have 45 days to contact an EEO Counselor


In other words, the worst case scenario might be that you have 180 days from the date when you last endured sexual harassment in which to file a claim. Depending on your state, you may have more time.

If you go beyond the time period to file a sexual...

Q: Can a girl be quilty of sexual harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
If she is your employer, yes.

Q: can you file a sexual assault report after 5 years?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Michael C. Smith's answer
There is no time limit on filing a sexual assault report with the local police department. The district attorney will consider when the assault occurred and the amount of evidence available in deciding whether to prosecute, and there may be a Statute of Limitations in your state if you want to sue for civil damages. However, it is always a good idea to file a report so that the police will have all of the information, in case it occurs again to you or someone else.

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