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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal for your employer to ask you why you’re going to the bathroom (while on your cycle)?

One of our managers knows I’m on my period and yet every time I mention that I need to “go to the back” he pulls me aside and asks my why multiple times a day. I’m really uncomfortable and don’t know how to handle the situation. Is this legal in the state of California?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 27, 2019

If you are using the facilities at times other than your meal and rest periods, it is lawful for an employer to determine why you are not working and leaving your work area. That said, if you believe this supervisor is asking for a more creepy reason, you should report it to HR.

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Q: Is it a crime for Mom to walk around naked in half naked in her house in front of her son
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 21, 2019

No. Poor choice? Yes. Lack of appropriate boundaries? Yes. Depending on circumstances, an issues for Child Protective Services? Yes. A crime? No.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted in the Anaheim area this year. Read more please.

I was sexually assaulted in the Anaheim area this year. It resulted in me going to planned parenthood, which unbeknownst to me led to the police coming in to the room I was in with an iv in me and everything. A report was made, and I got a letter recently from the Chief of Police. I’m told to... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 5, 2019

You never need to give a statement to police. Politely decline. The police are only doing their job; they want rapists off the streets and don't want anybody else hurt. If the police continue then call a lawyer. Best of luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I have a 15 year old son that has been accused of sexually battery at school and his been suspended and has a court date

Court date 10/18/19

And he didn't do it can u help us?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 5, 2019

more info needed.

i am in palm springs and suspect you are not.

you need to get a lawyer in your area and if you can't afford one the court will appoint one for your son if he is charged with a crime.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can my daughter report a sexual assault that happened 2 years ago and what would happen if she did?

2 years ago, my daughter, who was 14 at the time, was sexually assaulted by a classmate from school who was the same age as her. The guy threatened her not to tell.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 17, 2019

Yes, she can and should report this, even if two years later. It would be wise to call the police right away. The police will likely investigate the situation and prosecute the offender.

Additionally, it might be appropriate for you to locate and consult with a quality personal injury...
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Q: I text pics to a ex employee and he text those same pics to a employee who was Afended, is there a case.

Sence the ex employee no longer works for the company, does he have credibility

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Aug 15, 2019

Your question is unclear. If you are asking if you have a case, the answer is likely no. If you are asking if the offended employee has a case against the ex-employee or you, more would need to be known but possibly. Of course, the nature of the pictures would be important to understand. A... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Gov & Administrative Law, Sexual Harassment and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I have a card debt with $35,000 used with me and my boyfriend. he didn't have a social so I let him use and pay me back

But apparently, he did not. He just keep talking he will pay me back, he will work hard, but nothing paid back. I let him use my credit card for daily life, but he used for sports betting without my consent. He kept promised me he won't do it again but it is still happening and he even do cocaine.... Read more »

Peter Maurice Lively
Peter Maurice Lively answered on Aug 7, 2019

I'm sorry for your circumstances which sound stressful and frustrating, you are certainly not alone.

You could spend a lot of time energy and money obtaining a judgment and trying to collect the judgment from someone without succeeding.

You might be eligible for a bankruptcy...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Legal questions in regards to harassment, intentional misdirections to get me fired, and financial hardships & more.

Hello. So I made a list to help sum things up to allow future questioning if possible. Besides that, these are the main issues I’m curious as to what options I have to take action in perhaps a lawsuit of some sort. Hope to hear back.

1). Harassment by employee and supervisor.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 26, 2019

You present many issues that need to be addressed. This question and answer site is not the place to address such diverse and complicated matters because for each issue far more would need to be known to give you competent answers. And this Q&A forum is not the place to ask an attorney to work... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: A 30 year old was texting me sexual stuff and I’m 14 is speaking up the right thing? What if he does it to other girls
William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 18, 2019

Tell your parents, teachers, pastor, school resource officer, and/or notify the police. What you describe is likely a crime.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My daughter had an interview at winco foods and the assistant manager asked if she was "HOT" Do I have a case?

My daughters bestfriends dad works there also and he put a good word in to the assis manager for her and the first question he asked him was if my daughter was "HOT"

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 15, 2019

That comment was certainly inappropriate, but there are several things that would suggest there is no legal case based on that one comment.

First, the comment was not made to her or in her presence, so the likelihood that the comment could be used to claim some kind of harassment is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal if I’m using the restroom at work, and and co workers open the door and expose my privacy
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jul 9, 2019

It could be. Far more would need to be known.

To constitute sexual harassment in the workplace you must prove you were subjected to unwelcomed comments or conduct of a sexual nature that was so severe or pervasive so as to fundamentally alter the workplace rendering it hostile toward you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: My ex tried to pay people to take me against my will. is this kidnapping? can I find a lawyer to resent Me?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jun 26, 2019

What you describe is a crime. Report it to the police. It is also a civil wrong, and if you think you can prove it, you may well be able to find an attorney to assist you. You need to locate and consult with one or more personal injury attorneys to see if they are willing to handle your matter.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was just released from prison, while I was serving my time a corrections officer made racial, sexual explicit comments

Is there a way to sue him or the department of corrections.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 19, 2019

You can file a complaint with the Office of Inspector General.

https://www.oig.ca.gov/connect/report-misconduct/

Generally speaking, single incidents of racial or sexually explicit comments aren't that valuable in a lawsuit. It depends what is said, of course. It also depends on...
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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
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 »

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
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
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
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.

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
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
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

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