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This is a serious matter, your first course of action is to press criminal charges against him,
once he is arrested for an assault, and you have pictures of your injuries,
Yes i photographed all the very visible injuries
you can sue him for damages in civil court,
that would be your best course of action,
This is a very high profile public company
my interests are mostly for a settlement
once an arrest is made,
you should bring a civil lawsuit,
it is a company that will not want this in the papers
and have your attorney start settlement discussions,
you can state to him, that you will drop all charges,
if he pays you the amount you want,
if this is a large company
he would not want charges, or an arrest on his record
Another option is to have an attorney advise him now, that if he does not settle the matter,
you will contact the police,
the problem with doing this first, is that he can claim you are extorting him,
what do you recommend?
I would suggest contacting the police, and make a formal complaint,
this happened early saturday morning
so about 3 days ago
and see a local personal injury attorney to bring a civil suit,
and start settlement talks.
is it too late for pressing criminal charges?
no, if it happened saturday night and you have injuries,
you should file charges
does the severity of the injuries matter?
I did not go to the hospital
but the marks are very visible
yes it will matter,
take pictures, I would suggest going to the doctor as well,
to document the extent of your injuries,
so first press criminal charges
see a doctor to document the marks
Also, if he tries to fire or retaliate against you for this,
you can ask for more damages in a settlement or lawsuit
I will not be working for the company as of today
he did not try to fire me but we mutually agreed it would not be possible
should i not have done that?
it would have been better for him to terminate you,
but you can state you were coerced into a resignation,
also apply for unemployment benefits, as well
around what amount do you think i can expect or shoot for in a settlement
I cannot tell you this, I would ask for a large amount up front,
start with $100,000
well could you give me a recap of the steps to take
or tell me if i missed anything
press criminal charges
file a civil lawsuit
document injuries by going to a doctor
photographed my injuries
speak to a local personal injury lawyer,
You can also send a letter to the employer or HR advising them of the matter,
That is a good start,
alright thank you very much
are there any steps i should take in order?
Good luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
such as going to the doctor first before pressing charges etc?
The first step is file criminal charges, and document your injuries,
since a few days have past this should happen asap
and after that locate a personal injury lawyer
and file a civil suit against him
that will come last,
then start talking settlements by telling him I won't press charges and drop the case
after the civil suit, start settlement negotiations
i'm sure those last procedures will be made more clear after finding a personal injury lawyer
do you advise a personal injury lawyer or a employment lawyer
a personal injury attorney,
okay thank you very much
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