What canI do ifI am being harrassed at work?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What canI do ifI am being harrassed at work?

At work one manager made a comment about my speech problem; then my other manager wrote me up for not doing something that 2 other workers did not do either. When I confronted him about it he really did not explain. Yet another manager said that they are accusing me of stealing the store manager’s number out of the office and that they are singling me out. Could this become a lawsuit or what could happen?

Asked on August 24, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You should speak with an employment attorney, because you may have a cause of action. The law prohibits discriminating against or harassing the disabiled at work. If your speech problem rises to the level of a disability, then negative comments or negative job actions based on it could give rise to a claim (brought to the dept. of labor) or a lawsuit. Also, if you have been publically (even to one other person) been accused of theft when you did not do so (so the accusation is untrue), that may constitute defamation. You may therefore have 1 or more causes of action, and should consult with an attorney who can evaluate the strength of them, what they might be worth, the probability of winning, and the cost to proceed and try to vindicate your rights. Good luck.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption