Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: I was sexually harassed at my job by the general manager I made the complaint to the owner of the company I was terminat

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should retain a lawyer to assist you. If your story occurred as-described, you likely have a claim. Attorneys like myself assist people who are wrongfully terminated for similar reasons.

Q: I had a harassment claim filed against me by a coworker after she received a bad performance review.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You need to contact an attorney in your area who practices in the field of employment law as soon as possible. Explain your situation to him or her. Bring every document you have to the first appointment, including particularly any paycheck stubs or payroll information you have for the past year or two, performance reviews, and a copy of the employer's employee handbook. If you don't have a copy of the employee handbook, borrow one from someone who still works there. Don't write on any of the...

Q: How do I know if my sexual harassment claim is state or federal?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Unless it involves sexual harassment by a federal officer or employee, chances are that it is state. But it doesn't matter unless you plan to litigate it, and you definitely don't want to do that without an attorney who specializes in such cases. Ask that attorney.

Q: This is located in Michigan! Is it legal? Can a case be made out of it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
In Michigan, the age of consent to sexual contact is 16. Therefore, it is legal for a 16 year old to date a 28 year old as long as the relationship is consensual. However, if the 16 year old has sent sexual images the 28 year old, they could both face felony child pornography charges. If any of those images were sent over the Internet or through the use of a computer, they could be charged with using a computer to commit a crime, which would also be a felony in this case.

Q: If I am 17 and my partner is 14, would it be illegal to date, kiss, makeout, or leave hickies?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
As long as your partner gives full consent, based on the information you provided, it is not illegal.

If the younger person is older than 13 and younger than 16, the older person may not be more than 48 months older.

Q: Lady across the hall that's attracted to me come to my apartment one evening I answer the door in a T-shirt and fishnet

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
William John Light's answer
It sounds like a crime against humanity. No, wait, I meant indecent exposure. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=314.&lawCode=PEN

Q: Would it be illegal for a 17 year old to date a 15 year old knowing that they are exactly 2 1/2 years part?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Both being minor are immune from criminal liability, however, their guardians may be answerable if kids are not restrained when their dating becomes an open secret.

Q: A coworker made a bogus sexual harassment charge up just to get me fired. What should I do to fight back?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Christopher J. Eibeler's answer
Employers have an obligation to conduct a prompt, thorough and complete investigation into complaints of sexual harassment. This obligation is owed to both the alleged victim and the accused. A proper investigation will include the accused being interviewed by the investigator. You should be prepared to tell the truth and answer all questions to the best of your ability. I would also recommend you consult with an experienced employment lawyer prior to your interview.

Q: How Can i put a restraining order on my mother in law and brother in law on behalf of my children?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need more info

assuming you have a good reason you should contact a lawyer in your area to help you file with your local court and it will come up before a judge

Q: I'm a massage therapist and I've been accused of indecent assault by 2 coworkers. Will I automatically lose my license?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
The Pennsylvania Code indicates that "[a] massage therapist whose conduct constitutes a sexual violation or sexual abuse is subject to immediate temporary suspension . . ." -- but it's unclear if that occurs as soon as a complaint is made (and to whom? police, and/or the State Board of Massage Therapy?) or once a conviction occurs. Generally, look here for more information: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/MassageTherapy/Pages/default.aspx.

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Q: My married manager keeps asking me out for drinks and I'm worried I'll lose a promotion at work if I say no.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
You should discuss this with counsel so as to make sure you take the right steps to protect your rights. Do not delay.

Q: Where is the line drawn between sexual harassment and giving a compliment to a coworker in the office?

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It depends on various factors. Was the compliment sexually suggestive? Is it pervasive? Is it continuous?

Q: Is it illegal for an 18 year old to send naked pics to a 19 year old?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
This appears to be a duplicate inquiry. Generally, an important inquiry is to determine whether the pictures are of a MINOR.

Sexting is a term used to describe the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages, including images and videos, through devices such as cell phones. In recent years, with the increase of technology usage amongst teens, there has been an increased prevalence of sexting behavior amongst minors in the United States.

North Carolina relies on North...

Q: If an ex bf and I are over 18 and he threatens to post naked pictures of me as revenge can I get in trouble for

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Bill Powers' answer
That is a VERY tricky area under the law. The inquiry is complicated because posting the materials could possibly trigger:

1. G.S. 14-190.5A

A person guilty of this offense:

(1) knowingly

(2) discloses an image of another person

(3) with the intent to

(a) coerce, harass, intimidate, demean, humiliate, or cause financial loss to the depicted person, or

(b) cause others to coerce, harass, intimidate, demean, humiliate, or cause...

Q: I need to know the next steps to take.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to discuss this information with your husband's attorney. The sooner you do this the better.

Q: How can I ask out my intern without being reported for sexual harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jul 5, 2018
William John Light's answer
Why don't you ask your HR dept. what they think of your idea? If you like your intern that much, quit your job, then ask him/her out. What you are describing is per se sexual harassment. Power disparity, ability to affect the intern's career. No decision your intern makes can possibly be unaffected by those factors. Which make you a jerk for putting him/her in that position.

Q: i need help doing a sexual harassment lawsuit and have no clue where to begin i reported it to work a million times

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Andrew S. Abramson's answer
It is important to review all facts pertaining to your situation with an experienced employment law attorney. Feel free to contact our office to Evan,hate your entire situation.

Q: What can I do, feel absolutely violated by this

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Sounds like you moved away and that is the appropriate response if you live next to an asshole.

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