I am falsely accused of sexual haressment at work from 16 year ojd employee. What is my options.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Alabama
Waiting for my options in handling this.
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no. Also I am part time manager of a recreaton ball park where i am falsely accused.
Thank you. Do you have a written contract which says that you can only be disciplined for just cause?
No. I have been told that they could fire me because i am part time and they dont have to tell me anything.
Indeed, that is the nature of being what's called an "At Will" employee.Most employees are "at will."The courts have explained it this way, "[a]nd it doesn't matter whether you have cause to terminate someone's employment. They are your employee at will and you can ask them to leave, fire them, at any time, for any reason, no matter how stellar their performance." An employer may discharge an at-will employee for good cause, for no cause, or for a cause that some might view as morally indefensible. As an at-will employee, you have no legal right to continued employment. You can quit at any time. The employer can let you go at any time.Because you are an at-will employee and because your employer has the right to let an at-will employee go at any time, there really are no rights in the facts you describe. What your employer told you is true.I know that this is not what you wanted to hear but you deserve a candid answer. I wish very much that I could offer you an answer that was more favorable to your circumstances, but the law seems to be pretty clear. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.I hope you understand.It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances. But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things. Please let me know if there is anything else I can provide to give you excellent service!"
You still there. Steve
Yes, indeed, I am.
what is my recourse to get my name cleared of these false charges.
You can cooperate with any investigation and be sure to give your side of things.If your employer fires you or disciplines you, you can prepare a written rebuttal and request that it be included in your personnel file.You cannot, however, prevent your employer from firing you.
I am not talking about my employer. I am talking about the 16 year old that falsely accused my. What are my rights to get my name cleared.
A 16-year-old minor cannot be sued in court. You can talk with his/her parents and request a retraction of the allegation.
So she can accuse me and Slander my name and falsely accuse me and i got no recourse.
It is up to the employer to investigate. During that investigation, you have your say by telling your side.You are also free to write a written rebuttal and have it placed in your personnel file. Again, that's your chance to give your side.Remember, an at-will employee has no legal right to continued employment. You can be employee of the year and still be fired. An at-will employee has no legal recourse because they are an at-will employee. That's the nature of at-will employment. At will means that: at will.Remember, as I said earlier: An employer may discharge an at-will employee for good cause, for no cause, or for a cause that some might view as morally indefensible.That is the brutal truth of at-will employment. It's the boat of most employees.
I am not after my employer. I need the 16 year old to retract her false statement and the parents want talk to me. If i where your lawyer and someone was accusing you what would you do to get your name cleared.
Do you notice that we're going in a circle here?
Then how do i get my name cleared if parents want talk to me.
Putting a rebuttal in my file want clear my name.
What if she files charges then what can i do.
Do you mean criminal charges?
sexual harressment charges of a minor 16 years old. Then do we get to go to court to get my name cleared.
Sexual harassment is not a crime. If she sues you in civil court, then you will have your chance to tell your side and ask a jury to return a verdict in your favor and then your name would be cleared.I hope this helps to clarify things.
Leaving my employer out of this question.
Can I take her to court to get my name cleared.
As I previously said, because of her age, she is a minor and she cannot be sued in court.
Now can you give me an example of a paper to write for a rebuttal for my employer.
You simply take the allegations which have been made and explain what is not true about them. It has been alleged that X. That allegation is not true because Y.
Thats a problem.
My employer will not give me are show me a copy of it other then telling me what i am accused of.
You do not need the written allegations. Just summarize what has been told to you that you disagree with.
All i've been told at work is that i have been accused of sexual harresment.
They want even tell me who's accusing me and what happened so i can rebute it.
I just guessed it from the way her parents are treating me.
Then the rebuttal is that the allegations are not true.
Thanks. You have helped alot.
Can I get a copy of all questions and answers between us sent to my email Please.
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