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Tina, Attorney
Category: California Employment Law
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Experience:  JD, 17 years experience & recognized by ABA for excellence in employment law.
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At my job I supervise 20 to 25 male and female employees.

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At my job I supervise 20 to 25 male and female employees. A female employee has made a baseless claim to the company that I inappropriately touched her in some manner. I have not done what I'm accused of. Do I have any legal recourse.

Hello and welcome.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:

Are there any witnesses or video recordings available during the time the employee accuses you of this inappropriate conduct? Is the employee claiming sexual harassment based on the touching?

I look forward to assisting you as soon as I have received this information. Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Tina,


As of right now, All I've been told is that a female employee has accused you of touching them inappropriately. Past that I do not have any further details. I do know the company is asking other employee's if I have inappropriately touched them. To my knowledge there are no recordings and no witnesses. I fear 2 or employee's colluding to make up something.

I see. Thank you for clarifying the situtation for me, Jeff.

Under these circumstances, you can either wait and see whether the employer takes any action against you or the other employees, or retain a local employment law attorney to get involved in the employer's investigation.

If it is determined that the employee's are engaging in defamation or intentionally attempting to interfere with your employment relationship, then your attorney could intervene and communicate a cease and desist to both of them, indicating a lawsuit will follow if they do not immediately retract their false statements and apologize. That can often resolve such situations where the employees do wish to avoid litigation.

Since the employer can be held liable for your actions though, they do have an interest in taking this very seriously and preventing any inappropriate touching in the workplace. Because of this, it is generally best for you to retain an attorney, but you could wait to see whether the employer takes any action against you.

If it were me, I would retain an attorney now as it usually pays to be proactive rather than wait until action is taken by the employer.

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