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Q: Hello, I recently faced harassment in the workplace from 2 superiors, and they humiliated me in front of other employee.

Do I have a case? The organization has already accepted responsibility for this. I would like to be compensated for being so humiliated that I can't ever go back.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Apr 28, 2017

This depends on what the humiliation is about. If it is related to you being in a protected class, then yes. For instance, if you are black and they called you say hot chocolate ala the accusation against Bill O'Reilly, that would be humilation related to your inclusion in a protected class.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: Good cause

I was recently denied unemployment even after the hearing because I didn't show good cause why I gave two week notice. The employer didn't show up to the hearing. I gave two week notice after my employer told me I need to get a grip on life. I was assaulted and they never gave the police... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Mar 31, 2017

This is a bit confusing, as at the end you say you were fired. Anyway, appeal the decision as outlined in your denial letter. Then be prepared to address the reasons for the denial (not just everything bad the employer did) with actual evidence. For instance, you say you were assaulted at work and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: HR told me my job was safe for 6 months. Have the recorded audio. Then they fired me after 12 weeks of FMLA. Shocked.

Had to go on leave and get temp disability because I needed surgery due to my disability. I had been calling in every 3 days until doc told me I needed surgery. Then I called HR. The head of HR told me that #1-no idea I was gone. #2- my job was safe for 6 months while I was sick and healing. I have... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Mar 20, 2017

Not sure why this popped up for Oregon, since it says you posted from Tacoma. Anyway, find a local employment law attorney to discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: If I witnessed illegal things at work and got fired right after with no reason given can I sue

I saw owners son sale drugs to a co-worker and was also told by the owner on two separate occasions to falsify ATF files for tracking gun sales.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Mar 1, 2017

You potentially could be a whistleblower and have protection that way, more so for the ATF records.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Oregon on
Q: can my attorney have my works safety records and my specific safety complaint requested?
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Jul 20, 2016

Potentially. Employees in Oregon have a right to their employee files (though such a file may or may not include the specific records you are looking for), and if there is a lawsuit they could be demanded in discovery.

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