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Joel Efrem Cohen

Joel Cohen’s Answers

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  • I continue to get sexual harass, This continues to happen, even though I have told management a years ago. What to do?

    I get sexual harassed every time I visit this brand and all these women do is talk about sex whenever I visit this business, I tired of it and its embarrassing. All the managers their know these women do me like this, I have told the manageme...

    Joel’s Answer

    If you're a customer, then you won't win an employment case, though you can notify the Better Business Bureau about this behavior. If you're an employee, then you should complain in writing about the situation to your management and keep a copy beforehand. You also should speak with an attorney about possibly taking the next step, depending upon how the company handles it from here on out.

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  • Do I need a Discrimination Lawyer?

    My Son in Law, works for a Tractor Repair shop. He has been getting Harassed by his employees ever since my daughter, his wife showed up with their friend who happens to be "AFRICAN AMERICAN." They have been making Homophobic jokes, and Racial jok...

    Joel’s Answer

    Your son-in-law may want to speak with an attorney about racial discrimination/harassment (slightly separate "causes of action") and retaliation (if the company were to treat him poorly after his complaint to management about racial harassment--be it a pay cut, demotion, bogus written warning, G-d forbid termination) issues of concern.

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  • Do I need a civil rights attorney

    My daughter was belittled and racial ramarks made towards her and others while working at a summer camp.

    Joel’s Answer

    You can contact a lawyer and speak with him/her about the racial remarks, and whether your daughter (IF she was an employee at a camp with the requisite minimum number of employees needed under federal or state law) has a viable case.

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  • My general manager said to my face , " I have not hired any black girls since I've been here.."

    General manager told me she was trying to replace all the black girls & then two days later fired me with no explanation.

    Joel’s Answer

    You should contact a lawyer who works on employment law issues, and go over the facts. That lawyer will then explain to you the best way of filing a charge with EEOC.

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  • Can my employer fire me for having diabetes

    Have been working for this company for 4 year's

    Joel’s Answer

    It can't, given state and federal disability discrimination laws. I suggest you speak with a lawyer about what steps to take to obtain justice.

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  • I need a lawyer because I was wrongfully fired from my job, I also want to file racial discrimination ,

    Please call me at 254-749-1211 or email me (d.booker88@yahoo.com)

    Joel’s Answer

    You should contact a lawyer to discuss the merits of the case you wish to file.

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  • Working while pregnant

    Can a job fire me for being pregnant? The job was at subway so it's nothing harmful. It's making sandwiches. I reallyyyyy needed a job and finally got one then they fired me for being pregnant. Now I'm without a job and struggling again and I'm du...

    Joel’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney and he/she will discuss the viability of filing a pregnancy discrimination charge. Generally speaking, a company with the requisite number of employees in Texas can't fire you for being pregnant.

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  • I filed an EEO claim, and I quit because of the harassment. Do I have a case?

    The claim is because of racial discrimination. Myself and another black person were targeted.

    Joel’s Answer

    You'll need to speak with a licensed TX attorney to figure out if you have a valid case. No facts are presented in your post above.

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  • How do I know if I have a retaliation case for sexual harassment?

    In September, my bosses boss make a 'joke' in which he referred to me as a 'stupid slut'. I reported this to HR and his excuse was that it was from a Saturday Night Live skit. He has also made comments about us girls hanging out at lunch to talk...

    Joel’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney about this situation. On occasion, though one hasn't necessarily been the recipient of enough sexually inappropriate incidents (pervasiveness), one may have a valid retaliation case. These cases are fact intensive.

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  • I was sexually harrassed at work

    Brought it up to the owners attention and no action was taken but i got fired for telling the owner what happened

    Joel’s Answer

    Hi. Sorry about what transpired. Assuming your former employer had the minimum number of employees at work to file a charge, contact an attorney as soon as possible. That attorney will speak with you and analyze your case, and provide the best steps possible to build your possible viable case.

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