Q: Can I sue my job for the incident that happened today?

Today at work, I work at Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services and a resident threw urine on me. The resident had already been acting out throughout the week and the punishment for that is he couldn’t come out his room. So during the day someone had to sit at his door to monitor him. That’s what I had to do. So everything is going good until after dinner he asked me could he come out his room I told him what I was instructed to do and that was not let him out and sit at his door. Dinner came he ate he was fine atleast I thought he was until he was like “I peed I peed, do you hear me I peed I peed” I look down to see if anything was coming from under the door it wasn’t, so then next thing you hear is a splash. He threw urine on me through the crack of the door it got in my hair, on my face, in my mouth and on my clothes. I got up because of coruse

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You can't sue your job for that. Unfortunately Mental Health workers face assault and abuse but there is little that can be done. If you have a union speak with them.

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