Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: Can someone use text message as Evidence to against another person in court, Or Investigated Even citizens arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Yes, a text message can be admitted into evidence, assuming it complies with all other rules of evidence, including relevance and assuming it's not hearsay.

Q: Need a lawyer regarding my 7 year old daughters school for incidents that have taken place. Wanting to know what to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
You need an attorney who specializes in Title IX work. Your daughter has certain rights that can be enforced through the Title IX process.

Do a search for “Title IX attorney San Francisco” and that should be a good place to start.

I’m sorry this is happening to you daughter. Good luck.

Q: If I hit on a coworker outside of work does the manager have a right to question me about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Given details being insufficient to render a specific advice, however, the said manager must follow the procedure in accordance with harassment complaint and must afford you a chance to detail the whole facts. Mere complaints without any evidence are not admissible.

Q: I'm 16 and I'm 6months pregnant by a 26 year old male,and he even hit me twice when I was pregnant will he get in troubl

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
He could end up serving time in the state penitentiary for sexual assault and then spending the rest of his life on the sex offender registry.

Q: Am I able to file a claim against a retailer if I was just a customer and not an employee?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Richard Yaskin's answer
You may be able to do so, especially if the retail establishment is considered a place of public accommodation, such as a shopping mall. The NJ Division on Civil Rights has a poster which states that victims of sexual harassment are protected:

"In public places - when you get or try to get most

types of goods or services, for example, from

shops, restaurants and entertainment places, banks,

lawyers, doctors, hospitals, etc."

You should promptly contact an...

Q: I am being sexually and mental harrassed by my employer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
Make sure to document your encounters with the employer, and save all of the inappropriate/harassing texts (preferably on a separate device from your phone). You should speak with an employment/labor attorney about the facts of your case.

Q: Child (5) say his father's girlfriend made him touch her in another state is the child aloud to be around the accuser?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If the father keeps exposing the minor child to someone who has placed the child in danger, you should consider a modification action to address these issues.

Q: My boyfriend's co-worker is posting lewd stuff about him on his private social media accounts

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Do they work together? As co-workers or supervisor and subordinate that would certainly be unlawful.

Otherwise, it might be defamation of character, libel, or a tort. Call civil litigation lawyers to discuss if the matter is not employment related.

Q: My neighbor took a pic of me. I was bent over gardening. He put the pic on a shirt and wore it to HOA mtg. Harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
It seems that the neighbor may have invaded your privacy- but this partially depends on whether you had a reasonable expectation of privacy in your back yard. It may be a close call in this situation, as your yard was visible from nearby residences. It is also possible that his actions of wearing the t-shirt was done with the intent to cause you emotional or other harm. This may be a situation where a letter from your attorney would do the trick- or it may be that this guy needs to be sued....

Q: Can I accuse a person of sexual harassment, even if I don't work with them?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Charles Joseph's answer
Employers have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment. A coworker, a supervisor in another area of the company, or even a non-employee, like a vendor, can be the perpetrator. You can read more about the laws that protect you from sexual harassment at https://www.workingnowandthen.com/new-york-sexual-harassment/. If you think you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you should contact an experienced employment attorney.

Q: I have been very ashamed of the agressive sexual misconduct that happened to me while at a new job by the GM.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Nevada on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Well, you must go ahead with filing of a suit for wrongful termination as a result of retaliation that they wrongly expected from you ... the only remedy left for you to seek justice. You will have to keep record of documentary evidence(s) and seek other evidences in your favour in order to corroborate your claim. Good luck.

For indepth review you may seek assistance from Attorney of your local jurisdiction and show your evidence unless you are dead sure of their credibility....

Q: I was harassed online by an adult whom lives in another state. How do I go about pressing charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It falls more under cyber crime than harassment when you are living in another state. If being bullied, why did you maintain your contacts still?

Q: Can I still file a claim if I feel I was harassed during an interview and I wasn't an employee?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It may be your perception of being harassed during an interview unless you present any verifiable and tangible evidence thereof.

Q: If I heard about someone being harassed by our supervisor, but I didn't see it, can I still file a complaint?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Well, put it this way i.e. if you lodge a complaint on hearsay and when probed the victim deny any harassment, where would you stand? Complaint can only be lodged by a victim and your role is just a witness, etc.

Q: hi i want to sue my county and i need a lawyer to help me do so

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
You need a lawyer in your county... and you have to put them on notice and file within 6 months

I am in Palm Springs

Q: I have a court date on 9/24/18 for a restraining order from my acupuncturist. Will I need a lawyer for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
If it is actually an Order of Protection, then yes, you need a competent attorney immediately. But if it is only a TRO then the Court will want to ensure that you know never to go around the Plaintiff again. I would read the Complaint closely to see if anything else is demanded such as money damages. If uncertain hire an attorney to at least check it out prior to Court.

Q: In texas the age of consent is 17, so is it LEGAL for a 17 y/o to date and have sexual intercourse with someone who’s 24

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Sexual Harassment and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The felony crime of Sexual Performance By A Child applies anyone under 18 years old engaged in sexual conduct. The plain language of the law criminalizes the conduct itself, even if it does not occur as a performance. If there actually is a performance (or recording) then the parents themselves would also commit a felony by giving their consent.

If the 17 years old is a student and the 24 year-old is an employee of a primary or secondary school then it is a different felony offense.

Q: I received an eviction notice last night for payment of back rent. The eviction is only in my name . The original lease

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
yes, assuming that they have the owner's permission to evict you, they may do so. The notice should be addressed to both of you.

They wouldn't evict you separately; the lawsuit would be against both of you.

The letter about paying extra weekly may be a defense to eviction.

The conduct you describe on the part of your neighbor has noting to do with their ability to evict you.

Q: What If You Went To Your Supervisor About Being Sexually Harrassed And Nothing Was Done About It

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
They you may have a potential claim for contributing to a hostile working environment, negligent hiring/supervision, etc. Your best bet is going to be to consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your case in more detail.

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