Philadelphia, PA asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania

Q: Verbal and sexual harassment at a union job. Terminated after filing sexual harassment complaint.

Here are a few bullet points of what occurred:

1. Verbal & Sexual Harassment

2. Unpaid hours every week due to archaic system; and I can’t prove it since I was told to report hours worked to management, who didn’t consistently report my time to payroll.

3. Vehicle Collision in the company parking lot

4. I have a workplace injury no workers compensation was provided because I stopped going to therapy due to experiencing harassment at the medical center.

After I was terminated, I reported each incident to the corporate office. I received a call after that it was a computer error and that I should return to work. I returned to work to be grilled about the email I sent to corporate. I was relocated to another unit where I sustained a foot injury.

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In regard to bullet point 4 only, assuming you reported the injury within 120 days, and a period of less than 3 years has past since the date of injury, you may still have a claim for workers' compensation benefits which may provide payment of medical as well as wage loss benefits despite your termination. I would strongly suggest that you contact a workers' compensation attorney to review your claim as soon as possible.

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Hello, more information is needed here in regard to the sexual harassment and unpaid hours. How many hours per week are you working? How many hours are you not being paid for? I would reach out to an employment law attorney to discuss this matter.

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