Can i sue a former employer for not doing anything to another employee who was constantly harrassing and defaming me while knowing about it?

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Can i sue a former employer for not doing anything to another employee who was constantly harrassing and defaming me while knowing about it?

Ray hurd (asst.meat manager) and sherry skinner were defaming and harassing me. Everytime it was reported to my manager (Joe Garza) i was told to mind my own business and eventually told that complaining is going to hurt me more. It got so bad that i eventually left. All this was happening while i was trying to deal with my house burning completely, my son having nightmares every single night about being on fire and little sleep. It was breaking me down. After reporting this several times and nothing being done about it, I eventually left. Ray and sherry were also living together.

Asked on June 1, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you want to pursue this, you're going to have to talk to an attorney in your area who does this kind of lawsuit, let him or her have all the facts, to get a sound assessment of your rights, and advice about what to do.  One place to find qualified lawyers is our website, http://attorneypages.com

There has to be a lot more to this story, and the details might matter.  The problem is, that it isn't clear that what the other two employees were doing was illegal.  Nasty, perhaps, but there's not much law saying you have to be nice.


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