Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: Can you sue an employer for sexual harassment after you've already left the company?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
More facts would be needed, but yes you can. Be mindful of time limitations that apply to your case, including but not limited to time limits to bring an EEOC charge ( a prerequisite to filing suit) and time limits to file a lawsuit. Discuss in private with counsel.
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Q: Can I sue childnet a child protective service in Broward County. I was molested while in there custody

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
yes..but more facts would be needed in order to evaluate the viability of a potential claim. Discuss in private with counsel.
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Q: If i work in a office building and employees from another company sexually harassed me, can i sue them for it?

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Does your employer do business with the other company? If yes have you reported the conduct to your employer?

Sexual harassment claims involve workplaces and employers but you may have an action against an individual for a possible tort or it might be criminal or you might be entitled to an order of protection. Schedule a legal consultation.
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Q: What do i have to do to find a lawyer who is incarcerated at wallens ridge state Prison who was sexually assaulted?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Bryan J. Jones' answer
If you are looking for an attorney to investigate the assault that occurred at Red Onion, you should look for a personal injury attorney or a civil rights lawyer.
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Q: If I accepted money from a coworker who has sexual harassed me.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
That depends on the facts of what happened. I suggest that you setup a consultation with an experienced lawyer as you may need anything from a release to a confidentiality agreement. Either way expect to pay a fee to a lawyer to get the advise you need.
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Q: Extreme sexual advances daily by boss. He assaulted me yesterday while holding a firearm threatening to have me arrested

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Gary D. Peak's answer
So if he is an Ex con, why not report him to police as felon in possession of a fire arm?

He is not required to sign any contract as Tx is an "at will" State, which means they can fire you without cause, subject to some limitations.

If this abusive boss, has a supervisor, you should document each of these events, what happened, where you were, any witnesses, etc. and report it to his supervisor.
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Q: Publishing court documents in the child molester's case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
William John Light's answer
You are asking for a legal opinion about a specific case, with very few facts and no compensation to the attorney for the risk in giving an opinion.

In general, unsealed records in a Court file are public records. There are protections for victims of sexual assault, and for minors. Whether or not those protections have been waived or are inapplicable is unknown.
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Q: I was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Florida who threatened to leak my nudes

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Michael Diederich Jr.'s answer
My recommendation: hire a Florida attorney to discuss the issue, and write your former boyfriend a letter. If he is trying to obtain something from you under threat of releasing the photos, the local district attorney may also be interested and perhaps able to help.
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Q: Attorney who employed me asked me to marry him and exposed himself to me. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Tina El Fadel's answer
Call the police and report him and you can also contact the Florida Bar and report his inappropriate behavior.
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Q: Can I do anything legally to a 27 yr old trying to talk to my 18 yr old daughter?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Communications Law and Sexual Harassment for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Joanne Reisman's answer
Well she is legally an adult so you can't control who she talks to directly but if she is living in your house and you are supporting her you can lay down your house rules. However that might mean asking her to move out if she won't comply and I don't think that is the end result you want. Maybe there is some type of intermediate house rules you and she can agree to that will improve the situation but not go to the point where asking her to move out is the only solution.

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Q: I was asked to resign from work due to allegations made against me. My job wont say who,what happened, or when.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Kevin Sanderson's answer
We don't know a great deal of info based on the above. However, in general, we advise against resigning. Make them fire you instead if they want you gone. Among other reasons, it is hard to collect unemployment insurance benefits if you quit.
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Q: when i was 14 I was dating an 18 year old, when i was 16 he got me pregnant. I had her at 17. Can i press charges I'm22

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may file an incident report with the police, and the detective assigned to the case will determine whether to file criminal charges. Good luck.
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Q: My boss asked me out and I want to say yes. Can he get in trouble with HR if he doesn't preemptively report it?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This type of situation often ends in serious problems, you should avoid it at all costs.
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Q: My boss asks me to stay late most nights, and he just talks to me for hours about non-work related things.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
A consultation may be worthwhile to discuss the issues here.
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Q: Child on child abuse question for state of Tennessee.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
Don Himmelberg's answer
Yes, generally placing a juvenile on the sex offenders registry is incident-specific
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Q: If I file a sexual harassment claim against a coworker, how do I ensure that my boss doesn't retaliate against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
William John Light's answer
You can't ensure anything. Your boss will act as he sees fit. If s/he retaliates, you could have a valuable claim for retaliation under Government Code section 12940, et seq.
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Q: There's a guy messaging me saying vulgure things about my fiance ...i asked him to stop and he wouldn't what should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Sexual Harassment for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 10, 2018
Stephen Pleck Johnson's answer
There are many avenues for you to try, most not really requiring a lawyer. You do not want to intensify the situation. You could try getting a harrassment injunction in Wisconsin--see your Clerk of Courts. You could call the police or sheriffs dept. There is a fine for telephone harassment. i don't know about emailing. Better course would be change your phone number or account and of course never answering the comments. I would seek some sort of counselor on the best course for you.
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Q: Is it illegal to plant a tape recorder in a office with a closed with to listen to what employees talk about in private

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Derek John Soltis' answer
New York is a 1 party consent state. Which means one person in the conversion has to give permission to be recorded. What you are suggesting is not going to fly.
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Q: Caught my landlord on video sexually harassing my Fiancee dropping his pants down in front of her

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 4, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
First of all you or your fiancee lodge a police complaint stating the above facts with proofs. Then take his wife into confidence and show her your proofs. Rest will be resolved automatically.
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Q: How can a member of a Laborers union fight against being wrongfully terminated due to nepotism by the union steward??

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Contracts and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
Bernard P. Healy's answer
I do not have sufficient information to answer this question fully or accurately. Let me give you my initial impressions. I assume you are a member of a Laborers Union which has assigned you for many years to a specific business. You have apparently performed your job well and you are being forced out of your position because the union steward wants a relation of his to fill that position.

While discrimination is barred under many State and Federal Laws, including Rhode Island's Fair...
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