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Hi, My name is John
I work for a dental lab, several years ago one of the female workers grabbed me by the butt with her wet hands. It scared me and I jumped because I did not see her coming.
I am sure if the situation was reversed I would have been fire and possibly arrested. I did not report this to the owner because I was afraid of loosing my job. It still makes me feel weird but I don't know if I have any recourse.
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Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.

This was without a doubt completely inappropriate conduct. However, your remedy would have be to file a lawsuit for sexual harassment, and the deadline for initiating such an action was 300 days from the date of the incident, which now has long passed. I'm afraid at this point you would not typically have any legal remedies. You can certainly still report this matter to your employer and if this woman still works there, they may decide to discipline or terminate her. But that is a personnel decision that has nothing to do with the law. At this point no law would require any particular course of action by your employer.

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