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Leizer Z Goldsmith

Washington Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. How do I file for sexual harassment from my boss

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Robert Allen Mitchell Jr.
    3. James Anthony Dal Bon
    4. Kristine S Karila
    5. Jonathan Aaron Weinman
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    Is there any indication that management tried to stop the behavior? This is appalling. I recommend that you seek counsel.

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  2. Can I sue for a hostile work environment?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Marc E Chafetz
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    I concur that a hostile work environment based on sex can apply to a same-sex situation in Washington, D.C. There are, however, a lot of issues to go through before this would become a lawsuit. You would need to discuss this with counsel to figure out what to do. Also: if you are an unpaid intern, make sure you're determining whether this meets the definition of employment under the D.C. Human Rights Act. I don't remember if it does or not.

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  3. A BUSINESS PARTNER WHO HOLDS THE MAJORITY OF THE CAPITAL, MADE SEXUAL ADVANCES. WHEN I AVOIDED HIM AND DECLINED HIS SUGGESTIONS

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Michael Holzman
    2. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    3. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    4. Kristine S Karila
    5. Jonathan Aaron Weinman
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    You need to contact counsel and fully explore your rights. It sounds like the harassment is tied up with complicated business dealings. Don't try to solve this alone.

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  4. Sexual harrasment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Kevin Rindler Madison
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    If one person made one such comment one time without any other context, the comment could not form the basis for sexual harassment liability. But things are rarely so simple. Usually there are other things said or implied, gestures, etc. Comment that someone is "hot" can easily be taken to imply sexual interest in that person, and if there's sexual interest, it is often possible to link the single comment to other things the commenter has said and done. A hostile work environment can result...

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  5. Can my federal employer consider me insubordinate?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Joshua Harry Erlich
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    I highly recommend finding counsel before things get worse. You will need to provide a detailed explanation of what's going on but your counsel can defend you before discipline is imposed.

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  6. I am White. I got fired from my job because "I don't talk Black enough" by my black boss. Can I sue under employment law?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Golnar Sargeant
    3. Thomas A. Ricotta
    4. Arinderjit Dhali
    5. Christine C McCall
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    There are a lot of questions that would have to be answered, but you should consult qualified counsel on this. To say that you are not talking enough like a particular race or ethnic group is tantamount to admitting discriminatory motive. I recommend that you speak to counsel before you go to the EEOC or the Maryland Commission, and let your counsel help you draft your charges after learning all the details.

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  7. Although an eeoc aj files summary judgment sua sponte (usually bad), is it good sign that it's been there for over 2 years?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. David William Neel
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    did you oppose the sua sponte motion? Hard to know what the delay means exactly.

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  8. Can I sue an employer for terminating me as a result of management misleading me as a new employee.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Michelle J Douglass
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    Sorry this is so preliminary, but are you bound by an agreement to arbitrate any such dispute under FINRA rules and processes? And can you describe in more detail what you were told to do and what you did to comply? Thanks.

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  9. How long does a federal agency have to request "summary judgment" once a hearing request has been assigned to an eeoc office?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
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    Please describe the situation a little more specifically, as in what kind of case, who it's before (sounds like an EEOC administrative judge but not sure), and whether there is any scheduling order. Tell us whether discovery has been undertaken. Thanks.

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  10. What can I do if I am being harassed at work? Isn't this a violation of my civil rights?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Leizer Z Goldsmith
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Mishka L Marshall
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    Your facts suggest both a possibility of racially disparate wages and unlawful retaliation. You need to confer with an attorney, as, unfortunately, EEOC is unlikely to help you. If they are to help you, it is more likely they would do so when you present to them with counsel. Obviously, more facts are needed to determine the possible strength of your case.

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