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  • Do i need a sexual harassment attorny?

    my wife was sexually harassed by a home depot employee and now does not feel comfortable shopping there

    Beverly’s Answer

    First, she should write an accounting of what occurred. Did he physically touch her or make sexually implicit comments or both. Second, she should immediately report it to the manager locally and directly to Home Depot headquarters. The Home Depot 2455 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30339
    Contact The Home Depot Phone Number: (770) 433-821Fax Number: (770) 384-2356
    Website: https://www.homedepot.com. If she was physically touched in an unwelcomed way depending on the circumstances, she could fill out a police report. Were there any witnesses? Has this employee had similar incidents? There are many questions that need to be answered and depending on the answers to them will determine what action you need to take including hiring an attorney
    Email: Email The Home Depot

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  • If a coworker is instant messaging me inappropriate things is that sexual harassment?

    if a coworker is making me uncomfortable and saying inappropriate things also instant messaging me flirtatious remarks and questions on the company computer can I sue for sexual harassment

    Beverly’s Answer

    First, make it unequivocally clear that you find the messages offensive and want them to stop. Second report it to a supervisor or the Human Resources Department. The onus will be on the company to immediately investigate your statements. The company must be afforded an opportunity to take corrective action against the harasser.

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  • I had false sexual harassment charges filed against by a female employee. Deposition is over and she was lying. Can I sue her?

    This female employee claimed I sexually harassed her only after she received a written warning about her lack of scheduling appropriate coverage for weekend staff. My employer did an initial investigation and found that she was lying. She was term...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Sure. Anyone can sue another. The key is whether if they sue will they be able to collect monies from that person. Check to see if she is judgement proof or conduct an asset check. Only then will you be able to access if suing her is worth the effort.

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  • Is it commonplace to see people forced to work together after one has formally accused the other of sexual harassment?

    Charges were determined to be unfounded but the accuser and accused are forced to head a department together or the consequence will be job loss. This is the gov't by the way. Neither has union protection and concerned staff were told by HR that t...

    Beverly’s Answer

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    Given the allegations and concern for both retaliation and other incidents, this is a disaster waiting to happen. Contact a lawyer in your area or the State Human Rights Commission and/or EEOC.

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  • Pimped out term is it sexual harrassment

    Is it sexual harrassment to ask someone in a workplace if there pimped out.

    Beverly’s Answer

    It is very inappropriate. I would need more incidents and facts to understand the full circumstances of what unwanted statements and acts are being made towards her. Contact your local State Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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  • Do I need to get an attorney? Can I file sexual harassment charges on my old boss?

    about 2 weeks ago my boss started texting me telling me how cute I was and asking for pictures. This has continued for 2 weeks now. he told me he and I would be working alone every Wednesday morning. Sunday when I got off he says to me that he can...

    Beverly’s Answer

    This is a very unfortunate situation. If you have worked there long enough, file for unemployment benefits. He will have to acknowledge that you did not commit any misconduct. Also, because you were compelled to quit due to his behavior, the facts constitute a constructive discharge. Depending on the number of employees you can fill out a questionnaire from the EEOC or local state human rights commission.

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  • What's rights do I have if I'm being touched or talked to in a sexual harassment form?

    being touched with stuff in my junk and butt, pinching between my legs, rubbing my shoulders I'm a male and he's a male so it's very gross and I've told him to stop several times I've got documentation of a lot of stuff he's done I've got a voice ...

    Beverly’s Answer

    It sounds as if your complaints to your boss were oral and not written. Send him a letter in writing, reiterating your previous complaints and his responses. Ask him to take corrective action to make it stop. How many employees does your employer have? If 15 and over contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If not, contact the Utah Human Rights Commission.

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  • What legal recourse do I have if I believe my employer fired me because of my age?

    My employer made comments to me and others on my team about bringing in new blood. I am an employee in good standing who's made steady contributions to the company.

    Beverly’s Answer

    First, are you over the age of 40? If you are, then you would be in a protected class, age. Are those who are under 40 being treated differently or better than you and others over 40? How many employees does your employer have? Check the Washington State Human Rights Commission (8 employees) or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if the employer has over 15 employees and fill out the questionnaire. Prepare a factual timeline as to what comments were made, in the presence of whom and was the person making the comments a supervisor or manager or co-worker. Who do you have that will corroborate the discriminatory comments you heard?

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  • Can a man sue for sexual discrimination

    my employer has hired 6 women for a job i used to do before we combined 2 warehouses into one 2 of the women had experience in the paper business the other 3 do not have experience his excuse for not putting me in the office is he cant pay me wha...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Yes, a man can sue for sexual discrimination.

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  • I started a new company and went through the training . For 3 weeks i was harassed by the trainer for being a white man.

    The Trainer was black and my new coworkers 10 black men 1 hispanic 1 chinesse and 1 white person me. Well the whole time the trainer tried to push me out and quit by being very mean and hard . a couple of black coworkers told me no matter what i s...

    Beverly’s Answer

    The facts described do establish a prima facie case for discrimination based upon a protected class, viz., race. You did not mention whether you believe age also is a factor. First, there is 9th Cir. case law (California is in the 9th Cir.) which indicates that you would still have a claim for discrimination even if you have not passed your probationary period. You did not specify what time frame is the probation period(90 days? 6 months? a year?). Document and keep a diary away from the job as to what is being said and who is present when it is said. If you do go to HR and they let you go for reporting it, you will then have an additional claim of retaliation. Contact Department of Fair Employment Housing and discuss filing a claim with them as well.

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