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I was in a class this past semester as a graduate student. A

I was in a class this past semester as a graduate student. A couple of times a young woman who was also in the class came in wearing a very low-cut blouse with the top part of her breasts exposed. Foolishly, I looked several times during the class, during two separate classes that she wore that same blouse. Her friend noticed me looking, and I know they spoke about it with the professor, who is also the go-to person on issues of sexual harassment. As soon as I noticed my behavior, I stopped, and it was not an issue for the remaining two and a half months of the semester, and nothing else happened. Then, the last day of class for the semester, this past Tuesday, I looked at the legs of a separate woman who was wearing a normal-length skirt--and the professor caught me. When I looked up I saw him glaring at me, and I swear he had the look of the devil in his eyes, as if to say "I caught you red-handed." That was the last day of class and that happened only once with that particular woman. Now, I'm worried they're going to begin a sexual harassment investigation into me, since it happened with two different women. I know under President Obama the Department of Education has greatly expanded the definition of "sexual harassment" on college campuses. I know my school lists "staring" as an inappropriate, potentially harassing, behavior. Will I get in trouble with my school? What would my legal defense be?

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I just found out that I am being accused of harassment by an

Hi. I just found out that I am being accused of sexual harassment by an employee of a company that my company does business withJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New yorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: A letter was sent to my company and her company. No court filings as far as I knowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am a special ed teacher. I was often being called in to

I am a special ed teacher. I was often being called in to meet the administrators without knowledge what the meetings were about. Even when I asked, they would not tell me what the meetings were about till I was in their office. Most often, they told me not helping some parents. This morning, I just get another email to call me into the meeting but no information what it is about. My question, "Is there an educational code or policy about informing teacher what the meeting is about? Do they have the right to call me whenever they want?"

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I became employed with a start-up company out of silicone

I became employed with a start-up company out of silicone valley (California) in 2014 and was given stock options as a sign-on bonus. I was told the stock options vested after 6 months but I honestly cannot interpret the options contract. I have recently left the company and am confused as to if I have ownership of the options or not. My immediate question is this: the company has a "standard release for employment termination form" outlining my last pay as well as outstanding commissions due to me (which looks right). However, the agreement also says I release them from "all claims, liabilities, demands, and causes of actions known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which I may have or claim to have against the company as a result of this termination and do herby agree not to file a lawsuit to assert such claims." Does this mean I am giving up rights to stock options (if I even have any//am vested?).JA: Because laws vary from state to state, can you tell me where the company is registered?Customer: they are in California but I am in ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: need a bit of clarification! I did have a serious conversation with the CEO as he was withholding some commissions bc several clients cancelled --- BUT my contract stated commissions were based on sales (retention was not part of the agreement). We came up with a compromise (verbally via phone) and this is the amount as listed in the release form...JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the release also states "I acknowledge that I have not relied on any legal representation or statement, written or oral, not set forth in this document." What does this mean? Can he stop me from getting legal advise?

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My 15 year old son has received text with a strong content

My 15 year old son has received text with a strong sexual content from a manager from his place of employment - outside of work. This person asked that he not be exposed, but it is unclear for which thing he doesn't want to be exposed about - this inappropriate text or the fact that he is gay (my son is not). We are unclear what to do at this point. My son had made it clear he is not interested and although nothing is ever discussed or mentioned about this at work, it had made the environment very uncomfortable. Nothing has been discussed with a higher up management as originally he didn't want to "out" this person. But, I'm not sure that should even be a consideration at this point. What is the right next step? Thanks so much for the advice!JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: missouriJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I was at the hard rock Casino in Hollywood Florida and was

I was at the hard rock Casino in Hollywood Florida and was using the Male locker room and Spa. On the first visit, in a period of 35 minutes, three different female employees walked in and through the men's locker room without knocking and or apologizing. I complained to management each time and was told that they would handle the situation each time. I was approached by a casino host and was told that the casino was sorry for what happened. On the next visit, one of the same female employees walked in to the locker room and again saw me naked. Do I have a case?

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I recently last month quit my job at AiG where I was

I recently last month quit my job at AiG where I was sexually harassed by an alcholic boss . We reported it to hr and we're all scared they would fire us . I ended up getting moved to another department under different management. I'm publishing a book next year , I write poetry a lot of it includes my pain of being sexually harassed as an employee . I'm going on a feminist radio station next month they want to know what company I worked for. I don't want aig to get away with what they have done the truth must come out. I have proof from my doctors I begged for more anyidepressants to put up with his alcoholism for 6 months while escrow closed. It was hell. If I tell them it was aig is this blackmail ? Or should I privately negotiate a deal with aig that I will not expose them for the same injustice they caused me and another female co worker ? Please helpJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes we both reported everything to hrJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that is all please connect id you can

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I recently moved from an apt for being sexually harassed by

I recently moved from an apt for being sexually harassed by another tenant. Landlord emailed me that I have 2 weeks to pay him the remaining 2 months or he will file suit against me.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: This is the second time a tenant was harassing me. The 1st time the tenant approached me from behind in the laundry room and ran his hands up and down my body. I elbowed him in the ribcage. Now he rented to another creep and I just left - I'm tired of harassment.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This current situation the man left number on washer. I texted, "washer's empty" assuming whoever left the number wanted to use the washing machine. Then started the barrage of texts, some I saved. I told him to stop several times. When he texted "maybe I should come upstairs and show your boyfriend how to really hit it" I found another place to move. Can the landlord really hold me to this lease when he rents to creeps who bother female tenants INDIANAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no this being the second time - I thought it best to leave. Landlord rents to creeps. Another tenant left a few months ago and another is looking currently.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's it

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I was chairmen of a trust, an employee complained about

I was chairmen of a trust, an employee complained about sexual harassment from a fellow board member. I explored and review the allegations with the entire board of trustees. The individual responsible for the inappropriate conduct united directors from one of our agencies and they terminated me as chairmen of the trust due to my bad behavior. Can I sue for defamation, I was obligated to review the allegations under California law, yet I lost a $400,000 year job due to false statements and character assassination of my reputationJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How does this work? Are there fees fore this information

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