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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Missouri on

Q: I texted a girl a few times in a row because we had a date set up. I asked if she was still up for it. Harassment?

We were texting back and forth a lot. At one point she stopped responding but said she wanted to meet. She never told me she didn't want me to text/call her. I sent a few messages asking if we were still meeting and to please let me know if not. After the fourth or so message she responds saying... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 16, 2019

No. But take a lesson and stop pushing women, or you will get more than a screenshot.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on

Q: I’m living in Japan but I’d like to sue my heartless ex who lives in West Lafayette. Can I sue him even I’m overseas?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 14, 2019

Sure, but you will have to hire an Indiana lawyer to file the suit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah on

Q: When I was 9 (I'm 14 now)someone tried to rape me and did sexually assault me can I press charges w/ no evidence?

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jun 7, 2019

You can certainly file a police report, because your own testimony is evidence. However, whether charges can be brought depends on the statute of limitations that exists in your state. Most states allow charges to be brought until a certain amount of time after you turn 18 years of age. So, most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on

Q: What can action can I take? my sexually explicit images might be shared without consent Can I do anything legally before

I sent sexually explicit images with expectation the images will remain private, but I now have reason to believe that they may be distributed via text message, printed out and posted at work, email, snapchat, instagram, etc. Is there any type of letter that can be sent from a lawyer to discourage... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 6, 2019

Believing you might be embarrassed and actually being embarrassed are not the same. You will have to be much more certain that whoever received your explicit photos either has or soon will post them on some public forum before most lawyers will agree to write them a letter--or take any other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Connecticut on

Q: How much would it cost me to bring a sexual harassment/voyeurism case forth?

I filed a sexual harassment complaint on a coworker and I potentially have a case for voyeurism and illegal dissemination of an inappropriate photo taken without my knowledge or consent, at work. What would it cost me to bring this case to court? How often are these cases won and is it even worth... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 4, 2019

I would contact the local police and see if they are interested in prosecuting the matter on a criminal basis first. A lot would depend on the particular facts of your individual case. If that does not work see if you can find a civil attorney to accept the case on a contingency basis. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: False sexual harrasment accusation

Someone I work with is accusing me of sexual harassment. We are both girls, I'm a feminine lesbian. So we got one another numbers from work. I messaged her telling her " Your underpants are showing, just looking out for you." she sends an emoji. I said " nice underwear " and send a laughing emoji.... Read more »

Kathryn Bain answered on Jun 3, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. There may not be much you can do from a legal standpoint unfortunately. If you work for a private company, you are most likely an at will employee, which means that you can be terminated at any time, with or without a reason, so if the company decides to fire... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on

Q: If I’m born in January 26, 2000 date a girl born in December 13, 2003 without legal issues? It’s 3yrs,10months,18days

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 29, 2019

In most states adult men over the age of 18 (like you are) can be charged with various criminal violations if caught having sexual relations with an under-aged girl (like your girlfriend is). The difference in their ages is not relevant.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on

Q: Can someone accuse you of sexual harrasment when you was joking with a friend on the pack line about a item that you was

Sending down the line and the person that accused me was just ease dropping in to the convo but i did apologized to the person but i was terminated on sexual harrasment when i was no where near her never spoke to her only to apologize if i offended her and the comment wasnt towards her but there... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Unless you had a written employment contract your employer can terminate you for any reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: False sexual harrasment accusation & Human Resources trying to fire me ? For a irrelevant case ?

A girl went to Human Resources and told them that I left my students alone. (It was for less than a minute ) I was multitasking and my door was open. I was less than 10 feet away. Of course, HR may want to potentionally fire me for this. But my manager already gave me a warning for it. So why am I... Read more »

Neil Pedersen answered on May 23, 2019

I am sorry this is happening to you. Far more would need to be known about your situation before you could get reliable advice upon which you can govern your actions. Generally, in California you are considered to be an at will employee and your employer is allowed to discipline or terminate you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: how to get justice

Someone grabbed a students ( 8 yrs) sweater put it against their chest, with a disgusted look and rudely said excuse me with no consent

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 23, 2019

more info needed.

it does not sound illegal.

what is the basis of your objection?

if you felt something was wrong then report it to the teacher, counselor or principle

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: False sexual harrasment accusation

Someone grabbed a students ( 8 yrs) sweater put it against their chest, with a disgusted look and rudely said excuse me with no consent

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

These facts do not constitute actionable sexual harassment. Tell her to stop, and document it. If she persists, talk to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on

Q: I wanted to know what legal action I can do to prevent from being harassed by my ex boyfriend online again.

I have tried everything from moving positions at my job due to working for the same company to blocking him on every social media outlet I have. He is still finding ways to contact my family and I through either postal mail or online. He will not leave me alone despite telling him since February... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

Hire a family lawyer and ask them to help you get a judicial restraining order against your ex--and then enforce it if he still won't stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for South Dakota on

Q: I was sexually harassed by employee at gas station. He didn’t touch me. Made verbal comments. Wondering what I can do

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Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 21, 2019

None of the facts alleged rise to the level of sexual harassment. You should consider complaining about the rude salesclerk to his bosses.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment on

Q: I work in a group home for the mentally challenged. I had a resident expose my breast and pinch it can I charge him?

He took my phone smashes it then grabbed my face scratching my nose and eye. Then snapped my glasses and flushed them down the toilet. Repeatedly kicked me in the legs and stomach. Then when my vision was compromised he exposed my left breast and pinched and twisted it. Then seemed out my purse and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 21, 2019

Unless you did something to provoke the attack, the best (and only real) remedy is against the group home because they knew or should have known this resident would act out in the manner that they did. Talk to a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on

Q: I was sexually abused as a child by a family member. Is there’s anything I can do now although it’s been over a decade?

One of my siblings was also abused by the same family member.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

Probably not--unless the Florida Legislature just extended the statute of limitations for that offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Connecticut on

Q: Does this apply even if the victim is married to the offender?

A husband has been distributing nude pictures and videos of his wife without her knowledge for over two years. This has all come to light recently, amongst several physical infidelities. He made multiple accounts in her name to exchange photos and videos while pretending to BE his wife. It... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 17, 2019

Despite my 41+ years of experience in this difficult area of the law, I have to say that this is one of the most unusual questions I have ever heard. And something tells me to leave it alone and let some divorce lawyers answer it.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: I was sexually abused by my employer. I work at a church. Are there any free resources or representation for this?

He used his power as a religious authority to coorce and manipulate me and another girl.

William John Light answered on May 16, 2019

Representation isn't free, but contingency fee lawyers work for a percentage of the recovery and get paid at the end of the case, so no money is required up front - if the lawyer believes that you have a strong chance at recovery. Consultations are free.

If you were a minor, or the other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: 17 and less than a month to be 18 runaway subpoenaed.

My friend is 17 and a runaway from a foster Home. They are a little under a month away from being 17 and he was subpoenaed to his uncle court date for sexual acts done to him which is why he was in foster home.. What will happen because he is a runaway and did not go to the court date?? Will he go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 15, 2019

much more info needed

he needs to have a consult with a lawyer in his area.

many lawyers will offer a free consult.

i would recommend he writes down a complete summary before seeing the lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: Sexual harassment issue:

I am the Records Manager for a law firm for both cities Dallas & Houston, I manage several employees. One morning, one female employee text me via a group text, several other female employees on the text. She expressed that she was not feeling well and would not be coming into the office today. I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 15, 2019

Sure: Have a nice lunch and forget about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Arizona on

Q: My father has been served an injunction of harassment from his neighbor that is completely made up. What type of law is?

Plaintiff and defendant are neighbors not in a relationship. the plaintiff is bullying my father who is 70 years old and under medical care. I'm afraid for his health.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 10, 2019

Arizona must have a statute (most states do) that allows anyone who feels threatened, harassed or otherwise treated badly by others--regardless of relationship--to go to court and seek a civil injunction against the person. Your father is advised to respond to the papers ASAP, and to advance his... Read more »

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