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I would like to file a sexual harassment case against a co-worker. I am a caregiver, I reported my case to my agency even at the beginning of my job and they did not do anything about it and a couple of nights ago the agency called me to terminate my services. This person who was sexually harassing me gave the client I was working for to the agency, and because I do not cooperate with this co-worker they did this co-worker a big favor by terminating my services..
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is this service under the legal aid services?
What are the chances of winning a case like mine? What are the steps you are going to take?
Employment Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

No, our service has nothing to do with Legal Aid. All of the experts are independent and our agreement with the website prohibits any of the experts from taking cases that originate on the website. All we can do is provide information on legal topics.

If there is a specific question you need answered, then we can do that but if you are looking for someone to take your case you would need to look elsewhere.

With that in mind, do you have a specific question with which I could assist?

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Employment Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 2 years ago

We need to continue in this thread until the issue is completed. I saw you posted another question so I'll copy it here and address it here rather than having multiple threads open.

Is your service Atty Dwayne part of the legal aid services? What are the chances of winning this case? What are the expenses I would expect? How long is this process?

No, we have nothing to do with Legal Aid.

Assuming you can prove that you were sexually harassed (usually this is just a matter of whether or not the judge or jury believes you) then you should have a good chance of winning.

You have to start your case by filing a charge of discrimination/harassment with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You can get the information about the closest office at www.eeoc.gov.

Once they investigate they will likely issue you a "right to sue" letter and at that point you can file a lawsuit either for yourself or through an attorney. However, you MUST file with the EEOC first or you won't be able to file the lawsuit and you only have a limited time to file with the EEOC.

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