Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: So is it illegal to try to be friends with a minor? And send pictures that are non sexual just face pictures?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Bernard Crane's answer
How old was the minor, and is the gender the same or different as yours? If we are talking about a 17 year old girl and you are a 19 year old guy, and there was nothing sexual and it was all above-board, you are probably OK. If this was a 12 year old boy or girl and you are over 20, you are probably not in a very good a situation. Either way, you should not have any further contact with the minor, OR with the parents. I wouldn't give them anything, or take their calls either.

Q: Can I get justice for being groomed

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Report this to the police and let them handle it.

Q: Is it sexual harassment if I ask a coworker who's technically not at the same management level as me out on a date?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Isolated or scattered remarks even if unwelcome are almost never severe.

Harassment must be severe or pervasive meaning it's recurring. Of course your employer might have a dating policy and violating that is at your own risk.

You might want to run it by HR. I have heard of some employers in NYC asking employees who date to sign "love contracts." I think that's ludicrous and probably not enforceable but if your company requires that think about it if you value your job or if you...

Q: A straight woman at my company is making uncomfortable comments that I feel are harassing. I'm a gay man.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
What kind of comments? That is considered a form of harassment. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: I'm an intern at a tech company. My supervisor has made some sexually explicit comments to me. How do I approach this as

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It doesn't matter if you are an intern, sexual harassment is still illegal. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: If we're off the clock and off-site for a holiday party and I experience sexual harassment from a work supervisor, can I

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
yes. even if you are not working at the time and off-site. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: Could a person sending emails be kept from entering a public place that was the work place of the person receiving..

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
William John Light's answer
Your employer has the right to control who enters their premises. If you don't have a restraining order, it is up to the employer to determine whether this person can access the employer's property.

Q: I was sexually harassed at work to the point where I felt the need to quit because HR wasn't taking my complaint

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
Yes. You should discuss the case in private with counsel. Most of us take cases on contingency fee, meaning you pay nothing unless the case is resolved to your satisfaction. Call for a free consult.

Stephen Black, Licensed in Tx and Fl.

Q: if a woman was emailing a man sexual emails that he said he didn’t want but she had proof he was reading them could he-

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
William John Light's answer
Family code section 6250 of California law empowers an officer of the law to request for an emergency restraining order if the officer has reason to believe that the person requiring protection is in immediate danger of domestic violence from the person against whom the restraining order is being sought.

A temporary restraining order lasts between 20 to 25 days. It is issued when the judge believes you are in immediate danger and you need protection before the court rules hears your...

Q: I filed a formal harassment claim and my boss was found to be guilty. He was able to keep his job and is still my boss

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Yes, it could be. Are you still reporting to him? What the extent of the sexual harassment? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Q: Is there a set time limit that I need to file a sexual harassment claim during? I didn't feel safe reporting until my

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Employees need to report harassment. Of course now the New York State Law protects employees who are sole employees so unwelcome conduct by just the owner of a company would be covered.

You must file charges with the EEOC within 300 days of the last discriminatory action or 1 year to file a complaint with the NYS DHR alternatively.

The timely reporting and or filing is critical because often the retaliation claims are the best. If those who timely reported or witnesses who...

Q: What do If you ask to exchange pictures of your privates with another woman

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Nov 24, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
How do you know the other person is actually a woman?

Q: So I was exchanging graphic images with a woman and now I’m getting texts from different numbers threatening to leak?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
Talk to the police. You are the victim of extortion. Also, that wasn't very smart.

Q: How to get help with harrassement/stalking by ex employee I reported for fraud. I am disabled + she was my IHSS worker

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
William John Light's answer
It's very hard to decipher what is happening here, but it sounds like you have been the victim of a crime, such as identity theft. If that is accurate, contact the Placentia Police Dept., Miscellaneous Crimes Unit to report what has happened. (714) 993-8146. You may also want to consider a Restraining Order to prevent this person from contacting and/or using your likeness on social media.

Q: How do I know if I have a case for sexual harassment in the work place? And also being threatened with my job

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Consider a consultation for a case evaluation to see if you do.

Q: If I used curse words in shooting down a supervisor who was sexually harassing me, will that negatively impact my

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Mitchell Feldman's answer
No. Although simply harassing you doesn't just automatically create the right to file a lawsuit. You should first report the harassment to your company, and obtain legal advice, including paying for legal advice if this situation is not resolved.

Q: I've been documenting comments of a sexual nature that my coworker has been saying to me but if I don't have witnesses

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Documentation is not necessarily required if there is a hostile work environment based sexual comments and conduct. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

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