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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I need to know how to get my last check from my previous employer. And if I have a sexual harassment case.

He asked me if he could be my sugar daddy and when I said no he started to get disrespectful and we started arguing all the time. He fired me last Thursday and is refusing to give me my check when he I’m assuming should have given it to me by law Friday?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 26, 2021

When you are fired, you must be provided with a final check reflecting all of your wages owed plus any accrued vacation pay that same day. A willful failure to do so mean you are entitled to Waiting Time Penalties equal to one day of pay for each day you are made to wait for that final check, up... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Confessed having sexual relations with 2 elderly women at last job nothing has happened and frud in car accidents

Confessed at 8pm central time what is happening in Oklahoma

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

It's not clear that you have a question. However as it involves some serious issues, and this is a public site, I suggest you contact an attorney who handles criminal defense in the states where you are charged or where you have concerns and do not discuss these issues on any social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: Can I sue a client company for false accusations? I asked for my contract to be terminated in September 2020.

I worked for a client company through a temp agency. I attempted to report a coworker for sexual harassment and the client company director lied and told HR that I was having a sexual relationship with the man to protect him. I denied the accusations and have gotten bullied by other coworkers... Read more »

Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin answered on Feb 23, 2021

Under state and federal law, employers have an obligation to investigate sexual harassment and take steps to prevent it and to prevent retaliation against those who make complaints. You should contact an employment lawyer to review all the facts and legal issues associated with your situation to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My mom she's in her sixties can she get in trouble for walking around in a semi see thru night gown when friends r over

She doesn't wear a bra only panties. She also leaves her bedroom door open a bit when she's laying on her bed doing stuff

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 21, 2021

Her house, her rules! Unless there are young kids around, it is not a crime in her house.

Go Mom!

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Mi esposa me acuso de abusar sexualmente de verdad es otra . Que me aconseja hacer?

Mi miedo es que no me den oportunidad de defenderme y le crean por ser mujer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 11, 2021

Usted necesita un abogado de defensa criminal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: 17yr old son moved in with his 31-year-old supervisor w/o permission. What Georgia laws could this woman be breaking?

I am a Kansas resident and my son was until I let him finish out last year of HS in Georgia with his grandmother on a power of attorney. He hasn't been living with her for the last six months or so and she failed to tell me and lied about it when I asked until I had proof. I'm concerned... Read more »

Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Feb 9, 2021

Unfortunately I do not believe there is any criminal conduct since the relationship began when your son was 16. I do share your concern and it would likely be best for him to leave that situation.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Did this person violate PC 243.4 Sexual Battery, PC 288 Lewd Acts with a Minor Child Under 14, or PC 647.6 Annoy child?

In a reddit post related to legal questions, there appears to be a person, who obsessively imagines questionable stuff.

According to him: He lives in northern CA. While he was jogging across a bridge which had a family (parent and 4 small kids) sitting on the bridge, he imagined that he was... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 7, 2021

No. No.

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Do I have a case if my old boss forcefully interrogated every employee to talk about what they think of me?

I sent my boss an email about the hostile environment she was creating. I told her my concerns, but she attacked me and said I was judging her. I also sent a separate email to my coworkers, after quitting, informing them about the situation and asking them if I was the only one that felt this way.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 3, 2021

No. You do not have a case because your boss asked all of the other employees questions about you. The employer is allowed to do that.

It is important for you to know for the future that there is nothing unlawful about a boss creating a work environment filled with hostility. The term...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Kansas on
Q: A friend was statutory raped and lied to the police about it would there be any chargers and if so what

and under age, she claimed it was rape

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 28, 2021

Did she lie and say that she was statutorily raped or that she wasn't? I would need more clarification to better help answer your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: I was sexually abused by my pastor who was also my employer & Christian counsellor. He abused his power and sacred ..

.. sacred position, took advantage of my severe history of trauma, and violated my trust, destroyed my faith, gave me COVID from some missionaries that visited 2 months ago, and worst of all, when my phone broke and I needed a new one, he gave me his old one (after he thought he deleted most... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jan 26, 2021

Your pastor may have committed a crime, which would be handled through law enforcement and the District Attorney. You should call your local police department or Sheriff's Office to discuss that aspect further. However, I recommend that you speak with an attorney who handles personal injury... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it legal for a 17 and 18 year old to touch each other lewdly in California?

Completely hypothetical, I'm just curious since California doesn't have Romeo and Juliet laws regarding it.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 25, 2021

My advice is that you seek a private consultation with a Criminal Defense attorney to have a confidential conversation and to not post things on a public forum where the DA and the Police can see every admission you make.

Justia disclaimers below, incorporated herein.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: RE: Surveillance Abuse, police negligence, police harassment, espionage, radiation poison and Sexual Assault via device

I'm a whistle blower who worked in the radiology department at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. I have been a victim of surveillance abuse since 2017. What do I do when being denied an attorney and police are neglecting me?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 24, 2021

You need to re-post this under Missouri Law because the events took place in that venue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Can the parents of a "victim" of statutory rape press charges against the "offender" after the "victim" turns eighteen?

Suppose that two teenagers in Illinois (one fifteen and one seventeen) are caught being intimate by the police. The fifteen-year-old, though not yet the age of consent, was not threatened, pressured, or forced into this act by her seventeen-year-old boyfriend; they both went willingly out of mutual... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 24, 2021

On your facts, the only criminal offense with which the boy could be charged is "sexual abuse" which is a class A Misdemeanor. The boy can only be charged by the State's Attorney. The girl's parents may make a request that charges be filed but whether to charge someone with any... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I called DCFS on my child for being physically and sexually abusive to his younger siblings. What are my rights?

Should I be concerned about them taking my children and how do I prepare for this transition?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 23, 2021

Yes. You should be concerned.

DCFS and the local State's Attorney's Office in the County where you live could conclude that you placed your children at risk of harm and screen the case into juvenile court for a judge to make that determination.

There, you'll need a...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Q: Someone accused me of a crime I'm innocent of. I have a strong feeling they are the ones that did it.

If I take the blame for their crime to save them, can the prison sentence be removed?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 16, 2021

If you take the blame, you also take the consequences - including a potential prison sentence. Pleading guilty to something you didn’t do is a terrible idea. Get an attorney on board to help you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Do I have to file a small claims in the county where the incident occured? Same question for sexual harassment?!

I rented a room in Mount Shasta in northern CA. The landlord abruptly and rudely kicked me out. He still has 2/3 of a month of my rent money plus my deposit. On more then one occassion he sexually harassed me. I now live in Northridge CA.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 7, 2021

Yes, you have to file where it occurred. There are specific statutes that apply to your situation and they have specific provisions for the damages to which you are entitled if you prevail. You should consult with an attorney about these so that you can file papers that put forth the proper... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to take any legal action?

Is there a way to take any legal action?

I came forward about sexual harassment towards me AND two of my coworkers. It was “handled” by forcing a store transfer on me without any consultation or any warning, the day of I was told “you work here now”. I lost working at my location... Read more »

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson answered on Jan 14, 2021

A little bit more detail is needed. If the transfer can be seen as a demotion-- maybe because it is in a worse location, has worse hours or constitutes a pay cut-- you may have a case that your employer retaliated against you for coming forward about the sexual harassment. Consult with an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Nebraska on
Q: Will a sergeant from the ICAC contact an individual to discuss about charges accused to them?

Girl from Bumble listed as 18. Flirtatious photos sent and claims she is almost 17 and lives near the area. Father calls next day threatening 30 years in prison. Counseling fees said need to be paid. ICAC Sergant contacted next day through a text asking to "speak about allegations of being in... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 4, 2021

I'm not sure what you are referring to by the abbreviation of ICAC. Your facts sound similar to a well-known blackmail scam.

See article with advice on such scam below:

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: Can I go to jail for a crime i did at 12-13 years old?

Would I get charged as a minor or and adult or not at all for a crime that I did around 12-13 years of age, now that ima 17 years, and they reported me at 18 with no evidence, only oral statements?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 28, 2020

It all depends on the case. You need to have your parents hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. Statements are evidence, so to day there is no evidence is not a correct statement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Q: Can i report harassment for someone else if theyre afraid or ignored after they complained and got fired for complaining

my girlfriend was just fired after she had complained to her district manager about her general manager harassing her. So i wrote an email to the owner but hes refusing to talk to me or investigate and wants to talk to her but she already made an attempt to talk to the district manager. Doesnt he... Read more »

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on Dec 12, 2020

Sure you can. But your girlfriend needs to consult with an employment attorney immediately.

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