Bernard P. Healy's answer I do not have sufficient information to answer this question fully or accurately. Let me give you my initial impressions. I assume you are a member of a Laborers Union which has assigned you for many years to a specific business. You have apparently performed your job well and you are being forced out of your position because the union steward wants a relation of his to fill that position.
While discrimination is barred under many State and Federal Laws, including Rhode Island's Fair...
2) you may file a civil suit but if the rapist has no money there isn't a civil case that can be brought that won't cost you more.
3) consult a member of the RI assn for justice to discuss your options.I believe the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the event, but in the case of a minor, 3 years from your 18th birthday.
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