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  • Physically assaulted, then cut to part-time Illinois

    Hello. A *friend* works in a school environment, but not for the school. She works for a not-for-profit company that provides counseling to children.

    Two weeks ago, she was grabbed, pulled out of a room, and screamed at by a man in a very high up position. At first, her company said they would back her, and tell the school she would not return because it was not safe for their employees. The company then changed the letter to read the woman refused to return because of fear for her safety.

    Today, the woman was informed that since she would not return to that school, they were dropping her to part-time, since that school accounted for nearly 50% of her hours. The man that assaulted her is still employed.

    How can she be punished for being physically and verbally assaulted?

    Any thoughts, help, etc?
    Last edited by rogerchapman; 02-08-2008, 12:15 PM.

  • #2
    Me, I would call the police and file an assault charge if grabbed in this manner.

    That's just me, though.
    Not everything that makes you mad, sad or uncomfortable is legally actionable.

    I am not now nor ever was an attorney.

    Any statements I make are based purely upon my personal experiences and research which may or may not be accurate in a court of law.

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    • #3
      Did she refuse to return? If so, the letter is accurate. It doesn't matter that the company agreed with her decision. If this location accounts for 50% of her job, and for whatever reason she is no longer performing that 50%, how would they keep her FT? It isn't a matter of punishment so much as logic.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      • #4
        A member of her company's Board told her she would not be going back before she ever said one way or another.

        Interesting logic. An innocent woman is assaulted and the result is her pay is being reduced by half.

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        • #5
          Well, the alternative would be to force her to return to the same location, which she doesn't want, or pay her for FT hours when she only worked PT. Might be good for her, but hardly a fiscally sound way to run a business.
          I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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          • #6
            Update. The man that caused this situation has been removed from the school. The woman has stated she would return when the source of the problem was removed. The woman's company has now given a different employee the 20 hours per week at that school.

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