I understand. If you have a personal primary care doctor, you should go and see that person. You can also ask HR to set you up with an EAP counselor, if your employer has an EAP program (employee assistance
) or some type of counselor. If you are not able to work because of this experience, then you need to tell HR that you need to make a workers compensation
claim. Don't wait for them. You need to tell them what you need.
Separately, you may want to contact a local employment attorney. Maryland recognizes what's called a negligent hiring type of lawsuit. In order to establish a claim for negligent hiring or retention
plaintiff must prove that the employer of the individual who committed the allegedly tortious act owed a duty to the plaintiff, that the employer breached that duty, that there was a causal relationship between the harm
suffered and the breach of the employer’s duty, and that the plaintiff suffered damages. See Cramer v. Housing Opportunities Com., 304 Md. 705, 712-713 (Md. 1985).
The Maryland courts have previously decided that workers compensation does not keep a person from suing for negligent hiring. Gasper v. RUFFIN HOTEL, 960 A. 2d 1228 - Md: Court of Special Appeals 2008. So, could the employer be liable for negligent hiring? That claim is possible under Maryland law.
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