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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it a crime to use physical force to enter a hotel room where you have been told not to enter?

A family member knocked on my hotel room door. My husband answered by cracking the door open. The person asked to speak to me and my husband told him no because I was not dressed. He said he wanted to speak to me. I was laying in our hotel room bed naked- and I too responded that I was naked. He... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 24, 2020

Possibly trespassing. Call the police if you think you are a crime victim.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: how serious is this if she said he pushed her agaisnt a wall and grouped in tears and filed a police report

So yesterday I go to work(evening closing shift)

When I get there there is a woman who says earlier that day a co worker of mine (says him by first name) groped her behind the restaurant shes in tears.

I call my boss immidetly tell him situation ect.

Hear shes might press... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 2, 2020

So you have posted this on another site. The answer will be the same. Allegations of sexual assault are always serious. The mere fact that the police were not waiting for the alleged assaulter this morning is really meaningless. This co-worker should take this very seriously. He should find... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: 3 of us are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistyic words publicly online. What can we do?

3 women are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistic conversation publicly online when he basically openly says its ok to sexually harass women instead of giving them promotions. He has filed a restraining order against them, even though they haven't publicly talked about it since... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 25, 2019

Unfortunately this is not the place to solicit an attorney to work for you. You need to immediately locate and retain an attorney to defend yourself against these claims. Any delay in doing so might result in a default being taken against you and you will be prohibited from putting up a defense... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can a 15 year old male from the US date an 18 year old from Norway?

Would sexual relations be considered illegal, what about just dating? (Sexual relations assuming we met up at any point in either country)

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 24, 2019

Yes, it's illegal in the United States. In California, it's considered statutory rape. If you traveled outside of California for the purpose of engaging in sexual relations that would be illegal in California, that is also illegal.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am now 22. But when I was 16 my high school coach slept with me and I'm curious what my current options are.

He was with me from ages 16-20. It took me a long time to realize what happened wasnt ok. It might be too late. But I guess Im curious what my options are if there are any options.

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

It's not too late. Go to the police first. You are the victim of statutory rape. Contact a therapist or a crisis hotline to seek help without your feelings. You are within the statute of limitations for a civil claim against your coach and the high school. The high school can be liable for the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal for an adult(or a 17 year old) to send a 14 year old nudes(without consent).
Nicholas John Saranto
Nicholas John Saranto answered on Nov 14, 2019

It’s against the law in California to possess, produce or distribute “obscene matter” depicting children younger than 18. This would be a violation of PC 311, the state’s child pornography law. In cases where both parties are under 18, state courts have been known to show some leniency.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What are my options as a tenant of a company which claims to find “suitable roommates” which are harassing me?

I rented a room w/ a company which advertises and states in their lease agreement to find “suitable roommates”. One of the roommates made advances of a romantic nature multiple times. I declined and showed disinterest each time. His behavior was unfriendly and a bit hostile, then became... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 1, 2019

send a letter memorializing the situation and then consider small claims action against both?

5 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can a lawyer represent in any City and how do I go about finding the right one and what are basic fees

I would like to send someone a civ 110-120

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

A license to California attorney can represent you anywhere in the state. It makes sense however to hire someone who is local to you as they are familiar with local court processes, judges and prosecutors. The fee you would pay would correspond with the charge you have any criminal history you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What is the statue of limitations on reporting a school for violating the students fourth amendment law by strip search

they strip searched me down to only my underwear. they made me take my bra off. i am female.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 29, 2019

6 months to file a Tort Claim, before a lawsuit is filed, for claims based on state law. Two years for claims based on federal law, and potentially extended until your 20th birthday.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: A insurance company left a very uncomfortable sounds like sexual message on my voice mail and it's about 2-3 min wisper

Alot of wispering,moning , saying this just feels right u would have to hear it

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 29, 2019

More info needed.

are you dealing with an ins co on something?

could it be someone playing a trick on you?

if ins co clearly wrong but probably not something worth our office pursuing since it is not a normal case for us.

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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.

Good luck...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
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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