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My employer just casually heatbutted me and another staff member. I have been denied promotions and have been harassed on teh job. I want to consult a lawyer, but I want to call the police to file an assault charge first. What shoufl I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No, but I am a state employee. I have tried H.R. already. I have also trianed newer employees only to have them promoted.
Employment Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
Thank you. Your options are to:

1. Report the matter to HR.

2. File a police report.

3. Sue the manager in civil court for assault and battery.

Or, you can simply tell the manager to not do that.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

How can I potect myself aftrewards? retailation concerns me.

Employment Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
There is nothing that you can do to prevent attempts at retaliation. If that is your core concern, then you may want to focus on talking with your employer and telling them to not joke with you by touching you in such a fashion.

If you are satisfied that your question has been answered, kindly select the ACCEPT button to close this thread and so that I receive credit for assisting you today.
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