Alpena, MI asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Michigan

Q: I underwent sexual harrasment at my work place for two weeks, I then texted my boss saying I needed to quit, planning on

Putting my two weeks notice in, the next morning when I showed up to see about the paperwork for such a thing, my assistant manager yelled at me to leave the store because I had quit, even though I hadn't filed the paperwork yet, punched me and physically threw me out of the back door of my work place, I then talked with him more, during which time he threatened to beat me up several times, then he asked me to work the rest of the day, and so I did, and the next morning I was let go for "instigating the fight". That was the official reason, I feel as though there were several breaches in contract and I was not allowed to leave my job through the proper channels for unfair reasons, thus tarnishing future endeavours. Do I have any rights?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Sounds like there is a lot going on here and more facts are needed to fully evaluate your claim. If the sexual harassment was so severe or pervasive that it affected your ability to perform your job, you may have been subjected to a hostile work environment. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

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