In 2010 I was physically, sexually harassed by my immediate supervisor at work and was forced to leave my job and he still works there. He says he is sorry and meant no harm but it destroyed my life. I had an attorney who due to health reasons allegedly resigned after a year and 5 months. My 3 yr. window to file suit is approaching. I cannot find a criminal attorney to help resume this case for me. What can I do with no income for an attorney now? I have lost my home, financial stability, dignity, self respect,trust in men. I got no justice. What kind of case do I actually have?I was awarded my right to sue letter from the EEOC last yr. Could have filed a civil case within 90 days but lawyer didn't without telling me. Now I must file a criminal suit correct? Please help..
You may have missed your time window, but a lawyer who focuses on employment law in your area could answer this for you if given more information. Attorneys who practice criminal law are defending those charged, and do not bring charges against people. To bring a criminal charge, you would need to file a police report. To determine the correct course of action for you, call an employment lawyer who handles sexual harassment cases right away, and take all of the information you have on the case with you to the initial meeting. Time is of the essence for any type of action you want to file in this matter, so act quickly.
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You do NOT need a criminal attorney. Criminal charges are filed by the district attorney based upon law enforcement reports, and not by private citizens--unless the police refused to file charges, in which case you can request a clerk's hearing and ask for charges to issue. In your case, it has been so long since the incident, that even that is not a real option for you.
You DO need to contact an employment attorney or civil attorney as soon as possible to get a claim filed. When you call attorneys in your area, inform them that you have the EEOC letter, and proceed from there. Get all of your file from the former lawyer, as that will help the new attorney prepare much more quickly. Good luck.
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