San Francisco, CA asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California

Q: Can I sue my previous employer for harassment and emotional distress?

2 Lawyer Answers

Dale S. Gribow

Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Much more info needed.

How long ago did this happen and when did you leave and under what circumstances.

You need to contact a labor law attorney.

This is not an area of law that i handle.

William John Light

Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Not for conduct occurring while you were employed. That would be covered by workers compensation law. Consult with a workers compensation attorney on that.

However, if the harassment and emotional distress were motivated by your age, race, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, etc., then you can pursue a claim against your employer. Consult with a discrimination attorney and/or file a complaint with the Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/

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