Sexual harassment is not always punishable. Only in very specific cases threatens a penalty. Sexual harassment is not a separate offense in California. Depending on the intensity and nature of the harassment, however, other criminal offenses under sexual criminal law may be fulfilled. In individual cases, even sexual offers, ambiguous sayings, unwanted touches or other sexual attractions can lead to criminal problems. Demarcation to sexual coercion. Make sure to hire a San Bernardino sexual harrassment attorney.
Even the concept of sexual harassment is not clearly defined. Since there is no own criminal offense, it must be looked at in each individual case whether the behavior could fall under other concrete criminal offenses. In its severe form can be fulfilled from the sexual criminal law, especially the coercive circumstances. If a sexual act is actually forced by force or threat with present danger for life or limb, there is a sexual coercion. In these cases, imprisonment threatens between one and fifteen years. If threatened with another evil, is a coercion in a particularly serious case. Again, this is a serious allegation of imprisonment between six months and five years is threatened.
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