Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: How bad does workplace sexual harassment have to get before I have a legal claim I can file against a coworker or my

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Sexual harassment can be in all forms from comments to touching to assaulting. If you believe you have been subject to sexual harassment, contact for a consultation.
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Q: My coworker has been making me very uncomfortable with some of the things he's said to me lately. Does it qualify as

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

It may qualify as sexual harassment, but without a lot more information, no one can tell you.
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Q: My cousin Madison has falsely accused me of sex crimes. No one believes me and her family has great lawyers.what do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

If you don't have an attorney already, get one.
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Q: I have been falsely accused of kissing a 16 year old girl in arizona im 19 years old what are my options

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

To render a specific advice, please elaborate : who accused you of kissing - the girl itself or someone else? What proof they allegedly carry? If false, what proof of falsehood do you have? This may determine the future course of action.
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Q: If a male in a public place was coming into your personal space and opening their shirt is that considered harrassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Maybe. It depends on how threatening he was. How close he was. How big he was. What size you are. His age. Your age. Etc., etc., etc. Facts matter. If he was "rowdy" as you say, that suggests misplaced fun, at worst. If he was sexually aggressive, then you had the right to defend yourself.
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Q: What Can i do if I got kissed and touched on my private part by a nurse man when I had a fractured nose it happen 2014?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

If you were an adult, the statute of limitations has expired. If you were a minor (under 18), you still have a possible claim. Make a report to the police, regardless. I am not sure of the statute of limitations on criminal cases of this sort. You will probably face some questions since these events happened 3 1/2 years ago. It would have been better if there were some corroborating complaint - to someone - at or near the time of the event.
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Q: my sister's fiance received a text from a number talking crap about my sister and me, how can i report this ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Internet Law, Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

You only report things that are crimes, like threats, or challenges to fights, etc. If someone wrote factual statements that are incorrect and that damaged your reputation, you might have a civil lawsuit. If so, you might contact an attorney to discuss details. Collecting from this kind of claim is in doubt, so I expect that you may not find an attorney who wants to help.
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Q: Is this sexual harassment?

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018

It sounds like sexual harassment which you should report to your boss or supervisor (not the harasser). You should also check out the website for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, because you can file a complaint with the agency after you report the incidents to your employer's higher supervisory staff. Cut and paste this into your browser: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/
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Q: I want to know if my case is sexual abuse in Domestic violence or sexual harassment in employment law.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 10, 2018

You need a really good female attorney with experience handling sexual harassment claims. Go to this web page and you will see a selection of attorneys in Southern California whom you might contact. https://attorneys.superlawyers.com/sexual-harassment/california-southern/los-angeles/

and good luck to you.
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Q: Back story. At a party at a friends I feel asleep on the couch. A girl at the party wrote rape me on my forehead

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

I doubt it is an illegal act without more, although it is tasteless. You must be a sound sleeper. Suing them in civil court would probably not help much either because you would have to prove you were injured and have pecuniary damages.
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Q: After a “victim” turns 18, can past allegations for statutory rape still be filed/reported and taken to a court of law?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

You're operating under a misconception that the parents have the ability to press charges and/or that this matter is within their "jurisdiction". Only the District Attorney's office has the power and jurisdiction to file and pursue criminal charges.

With that being said, the DA's office has 3 years to file charges from the date the last act of "voluntary" intercourse took place that could constitute "statutory rape". You can "sweat it out" until the statute of limitations runs out....
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Q: Is it legal for a girl who just turned 14 to date someone who is almost 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

There is no law in Texas prohibiting a 14 year old from dating a 17 year old. There is no law prohibiting a 14 year old from dating an 18 year old. However, if the two have sex problems begin, and they are not simple problems. Having sex with a 14 year old carries serious prison time. The "three years apart" rule does not apply to keep the 17 or 18 year old from being arrested, jailed, prosecuted and ultimately sent to prison. The "three years apart" rule is an affirmative defense to...
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Q: My son is 20 and his girlfriend is 16 and pregnant can he go to prison for having a baby with a minor?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 2, 2018

Was she under 16 when she became pregnant? If so, then he could.
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Q: I was sexually assaulted with restraint

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

You can sue, but that might impact the DA's willingness to pursue criminal charges. They don't like it when witnesses have a monetary interest in guilt of the defendant.

The assaulter probably posted bail and that's why he was released, unless he wasn't charged at all.
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Q: If your work Comp attorney wants to terminate your relationship what do I file to release him from collecting leins

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Workers' Compensation and Agricultural Law for California on
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

You may (1) Sign a Notice of Dismissal of Attorney, then (2) speak with or write to the defense attorney freely. You can request an 'accounting' but there is nothing in the Labor Code requiring the defense attorney provide you with anything. YOU ARE entitled to an attorney who can explain how she/he arrived at the sum proposed for a settlement, what would happen if you rejected the settlement and obtained a rateable medical-legal from the Primary Treating PHysician, what would likely occur...
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Q: Can I sue the CEO/Pres of the company I work for if I have him on recording insulting me for 10 minutes in a mgrs mtg?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

General insults are not necessarily illegal unless the statements are directed or "targeted" at protected classes of employees. For example, taking turns calling people (one week women, the next week men, the week after minorities) lazy may not be illegal. But if a particular group or groups of protected class employees (for example minorities are always the ones called lazy) are always the targets then pervasive comments or even a few severe comments to such a group or group of minority...
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Q: If you pick up a girl at a party (ie. Hug that lifts her off the ground) can you be found guilty of sexual misconduct?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 26, 2017

Depends what level of relationship one is enjoying. As you stated, it found out to be an "over-excitement" that has crossed decent behaviour. If she complain of such a behaviour as you described it surely fall under aggressive sexual harassment.
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Q: I was sexually harassed at work. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 23, 2017

The best thing to do would be to discuss it with an experienced employment attorney. You may contact me at jputh@correiaputh.com. Other lawyers who regularly represent employees are listed at www.mwela.org. I recommend you act promptly to ensure that any possible legal claims are preserved, as statutes of limitations for these types of claims can be short.
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Q: The accuser of harassment of a on going investigtion has breached confidentiality. What happens to them?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Dec 21, 2017

There is no legal requirement in California that an accuser remain silent about her accusations - 1st Amendment to the Constitution, free speech, etc. If there is a collective bargaining agreement that requires confidentiality, or an employee handbook, breach of confidentiality might be grounds for discipline.
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Q: Wifes EX leers at her as he walks/drives by generally creeping her out at work. what can she do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Dec 21, 2017

If the behavior ever rises to the level of actual threats it might be enough for a Protective Order under Chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
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