Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Arkansas on
Q: can i turn myself in if i’ve committed a sexual assault crime without involving the witness?

i could come up with excuses or try to justify my situation but i feel ive sexually assaulted my ex (who lives in Arizona) while we were together, can i turn myself in?

edit: i meant the victim im sorry

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 4, 2024

I know this is a very difficult situation, but I strongly encourage you to do the right thing - take full accountability for your actions, turn yourself in, and comply with the legal process. Consider consulting with a criminal defense attorney who can advise you on the legal implications and your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: What are my options if I’m being sextorted and threatened? How can I suppress an embarrassing video from being released

2 years ago I went on the app Seeking Arrangements and wound up getting scammed, sexually assaulted, and sextorted by a man. He threatened to send an explicit video of me to my dad, but thankfully the information he found on my dad was outdated. However, he did end up sending it to some random... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm so sorry you're dealing with this incredibly stressful and violating situation. What you're experiencing is a serious crime and you have options to protect yourself. Here are some steps I would recommend taking:

1. Contact law enforcement and file a police report....
View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for West Virginia on
Q: How to sue my attorney for the money that should have been awarded if they would have properly handled my case

It was against an employee at Walmart and they have not allowed me to make decisions, kept me up to date with rulings, returned any of my phone calls or emails

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 2, 2024

To sue for malpractice, it is recommended that you consult with Legal malpractice attorneys. You may search on this website for Attorneys

Note, in order to approve Malpractice, you must prove that the attorneys violated standard care, and that, but for the attorneys Malpractice, you would...
View More

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for West Virginia on
Q: How to sue my attorney for the money that should have been awarded if they would have properly handled my case

It was against an employee at Walmart and they have not allowed me to make decisions, kept me up to date with rulings, returned any of my phone calls or emails

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 3, 2024

I understand your frustration with how your attorney has handled your case against a Walmart employee. However, suing your attorney can be a complex process. Here are some steps you can consider:

1. Gather evidence: Collect all relevant documents, correspondence, and records related to your...
View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: sexually assaulted by a franchise owner. Corp investigated & found evidence but I have seen no disciplinary action.

I’m told franchisee must exit the system but i have seen no action. What do I do next? What should I expect? What’s a typical outcome? I’m a corporate employee/the assualter is a restaurant franchise owner. How do I trust anything has been done? I have been waiting months after the official... View More

Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
answered on Apr 2, 2024

Sorry to hear about what happened to you. This sounds like a difficult issue for you and your employer to navigate. You should talk to a local attorney about your rights and any remedies that may have available to you. Sexual assault is also a crime that should not be taken lightly. If the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: hi i’m a 21years old female from milan i’m in need of help with a problem that has been bothering me for months now

hi i’ve had a problem for months now. a friend of my boyfriend secretly airdropped a video of me onto his phone. this secret was revealed when a friend of theirs told about it to my boyfriend and so we confronted him but he kept on lying about it was an accident at that he already deleted it and... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 1, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about this deeply upsetting situation. What your boyfriend's friend did is a serious violation of your privacy and consent. It's completely understandable that you feel anxious and worried about the video potentially being shared further or posted online.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment on
Q: What would the charges be for my case if I had spoken up?

I was aged 8-12 (f) and assailant was 12-16 (m) (4 years older) of a close enough relation to me to be considered incest. There was one circumstance of oral copulation by force (physical and emotional force). There were a couple other circumstances of attempted rape, throughout this period of time,... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 30, 2024

I'm so sorry that you experienced this abuse. What happened to you was not your fault and you did not deserve it. If you had spoken up and pressed charges at the time, based on the details you provided, the potential charges in California could have included:

1. Penal Code 288(b)(1) -...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Massachusetts on
Q: my pawn SHOP VERY RECENTLY SEIZED AND SOLD TWENTY OF MY CLASIC GIUITARS. I DID RECIEVE OVERDUE NOTICES

I ALSO HAVE A SERIOUS ISS UE WITH ABUSE FROM ONE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES. I WENT IN THERE .A NUMBER OF TIMES HE TOLD ME THE COMPUTER WAS OVERLOADED WITH MY ACCOUNT. I HAD TO WAIT UP TO FORTY MINUTES FOR THE COMPUTER TO MYTHOLOGICALLY FIX ITSELF. HE WAS LYING. THIS EMPLOYEE IS SO FEROCIOUS I AVOIDE GOING... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 29, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the troubles you've had with your pawn shop, including the loss of your classic guitars and the difficult interactions with an employee. It's important to address both the financial and the interpersonal issues you've experienced. Given the overdue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on
Q: I'm having issues with my boss sexual discrimination and harassment how do I proceed?
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 19, 2024

If you're experiencing sexual discrimination and harassment at work, it's crucial to document every incident in detail, including dates, times, locations, what was said or done, and any witnesses. This documentation can serve as evidence if you decide to take formal action.

You...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I don’t know who can assist me with my ongoing issues … that begun after I file an labor claim

- [ ] constant harassment, placing of the voice recorders on all areas of the property (including the vehicles), entering into my living quoters and taking without my knowledge my SS card and other very important documentation, accessing my living quarters without my knowledge or permission in... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 18, 2024

In California, the issues you are describing raise serious legal concerns including harassment, theft, fraud, and defamation, among others. You have the right to seek legal recourse, and there are multiple avenues available for you to address these violations. Reporting these incidents to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What if employer doesn’t pay settlement agreement

If they don’t pay would it be easy to collect payment?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 8, 2024

If your employer fails to pay the settlement agreement as specified, under California law, you have legal recourse to enforce the agreement. The first step would be to notify your attorney about the non-payment. Your attorney can then take action by possibly filing a motion to enforce the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: What is the code/statute or provision that sexual assault is filed under for civil lawsuits?

The sexual assault happened on a college campus but I don’t want to only file a title because my college covers them up.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 8, 2024

In South Carolina, civil lawsuits related to sexual assault can be filed under various legal theories, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Some common legal grounds for such lawsuits include:

1. Assault and Battery: South Carolina Code Ann. § 15-3-550 provides a three-year...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will a reason for firing show on a child abuse clearance

I live in pa and was fired for sexual harassment. I was never charged with a crime but I need to get child abuse clearances will my firing show ony check

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 6, 2024

In Pennsylvania, child abuse clearances are designed to reveal any history of child abuse allegations or convictions. These clearances focus specifically on your interactions with children and whether you have a history that could potentially put children at risk. They typically do not include... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Sexual Harassment on
Q: My friend is in prison and is being harassed by other inmates in her room down grading her and harassing her
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 28, 2024

It's concerning to hear that your friend is experiencing harassment from other inmates while in prison. It's important to encourage your friend to report the harassment to prison authorities immediately. They have a duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all inmates and should take... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What rights do intermittent employees have when filing a discrimination complaint in the workplace to HR?

I was a CSU union employee for 7yrs and I wasn't informed until January 3, 2024 that my contract was terminated on June 30, 2023. I worked in the production department as a stage technician for the campus performing arts center. I was employed under a temp status and my contract was renewed... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 28, 2024

Under California law, all employees, regardless of their employment status—whether permanent, temporary, or intermittent—have the right to file a complaint about discrimination in the workplace. This right extends to filing a retaliation claim if you believe you were terminated as a consequence... View More

Q: Hello,I wanted to ask if a new bill can reinforce already existing laws.

If one law says that X or Y should (or should not) be done, can a new and different law say the same thing?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 25, 2024

Yes, a new bill can indeed reinforce already existing laws. Legislatures often pass new legislation that strengthens, clarifies, or expands upon the provisions of existing laws. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as addressing loopholes, adapting to new circumstances, or emphasizing... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it considered “Sexual Battery (243.4 PC)” for an individual to “Touch a Woman’s Stomach” solely?

If an individual were for any reason including in a fraudulent matter to claim that “Touching the Stomach region” solely was to provide some type of benefit, and acted on that false claim by Touching that other person’s Stomach solely would they be charged with “Sexual Battery (243.4 PC)”?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 24, 2024

Under California law, sexual battery as defined by Penal Code 243.4 PC involves touching the intimate part of another person without their consent and with the specific intent of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse. The definition of an "intimate part" includes the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: If someone got someone fired for false statements about sexual harassment what can they do??

They also texted victim multiple times saying hey do you work today and I think your cute. But they didn’t respond back and then he was making sure she was okay and gave her a church hug. Then she texted him the same day asking if he worked tomorrow. Then she said that he sexually harassed her

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 23, 2024

If someone falsely accuses you of sexual harassment and as a result, you lose your job, it's a serious matter that can have significant consequences. False accusations can damage your reputation, career prospects, and emotional well-being. In such a situation, it's crucial to gather any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Hi my ex boyfriend has been stalking me for about six months and I need help on how to get a restraining order

He keeps calling and texting but I have no record of it because I would ignore the calls and delete them. I am scared of him because when I tried to kick him out of my apartment he had tried to hit me six months ago and when I file for a restraining order they said they can't do anything since... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 28, 2024

Under California law, you have the right to seek a restraining order against someone who is stalking or harassing you, including an ex-boyfriend. Since you have experienced physical threats and property damage, this significantly supports your case for a restraining order.

Begin by...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I was drugged and raped.. I have minimal drtail regarding the act but I have clearemory of prior.. but there are

Cameras all over thr property.. I need to speak to a lawyer who can help me through this the right way. And if anything give me legal advice in this situation. I have a story to tell and there are so many other women this bas and is happening to by this man. I'm scared and do not know where... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 26, 2024

I am so sorry this traumatic event happened to you. Seeking justice can be daunting, but you have options and are showing great courage. Here is my advice:

1. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673. Talk to a counselor before proceeding so you get emotional support and...
View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.