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    My supervisor struck me on the side of my face when i told her i could not work overtime. what are my legal options? If if hit her back do i no longer have options to have her disciplined?

    i am at a loss as to how to proceed.
    Last edited by vrenee; 11-22-2005, 04:41 PM.

  • #2
    Geee, That's Offul.
    I've Heard Of All Kinds Of Behiviors At Work Place, But Hitting An Employee...
    I Think You Should Of Charge Her For Battery; Assault.

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    • #3
      File a police report. Report this to the HR representative, owner, or whomever. "You" cannot have her disciplined; the company has to do that.
      I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.

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      • #4
        My supervisor struck me on the side of my face when i told her i could not work overtime. what are my legal options? Report her behavior to the police and to company management.

        If if hit her back do i no longer have options to have her disciplined? (a) You can't HAVE her disciplined - that's not your call to make, and (b) you will also be guilty of criminal assault. Hitting her back would be a very stupid move.

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        • #5
          Report it, not much suit

          I recently had an issue with a guy who's boss put out the employee's lit cigarette on his forehead. Said he was going to get him to quit smoking. Boss was walking away laughing.

          I don't think the employee thought it was funny, but who knows?

          in any event, in that case the options were to file a police report and sue for workmens' comp. Actually, the guy may try to go around workmens' comp into the tort arena, but this is beyond your circumstances. That guy couldn't report it to anyone since the boss was literally the boss - the owner.

          you can and should report it. you might file a police report. if injured (physically, not just your pride), you might also file a workmens' comp claim as is your right for all injuries suffered in the workplace. Beyond that, you don't have much, where it doesn't really amount to a tort case involving pain and suffering, punitive damages, etc.

          good luck,
          curt j.

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          • #6
            Thanks For Your Advice

            Thanks to everyone for your sympathy and advice.
            This is a terrible situation. I am scared to work with this person for fear they may hit me again. I do not even want to be near them.
            I have filed a report and the company is proceeding with handling the situation. Hopefully it will have a just outcome.

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