Drunk co-worker swung at me during after work get-together in Paducah, KY. Broke his nose and restrained him. Supervisor sent me home under "disciplinary suspension". According to company policy we both should have been fired for fighting. He called me the "n" word and swung first. Do I have any legal recourse to keep my job.
You should consult with an attorney. You may have several claims: you may have a civil action against your co-worker for assault and battery; you may have a workers compensation claim, if you were injured on the job; you may have a wrongful termination claim against your company.
An attorney will be able to analyze the facts and law and determine which, if any, of these claims are in fact valid.
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You have potential tort claims to bring.
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