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.
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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