Additional facts are necessary to provide you with a better opinion, but it sounds as though you may have been assaulted, even if you weren't injured, which is a tort and grounds for a lawsuit. Unless you suffered injuries it is unlikely you would recover a significant amount. As to whether it is grounds for them to be terminated, more facts are necessary but you may wish to make a complaint with your company's HR department - which would be the first step in having them terminated.
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While odd, this does not sound like much of a case without knowing more about the touching. You may want to repost this in an employment law section. If it warrants it you mayalso want to speak with your HR Department.
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I agree that there isn't much to go on here. If you are saying that you were injured, then most likely it is a workers compensation matter. If you are saying you were assaulted, then you need to report the incident to you superiors.
Appears to be a rather minor touching. While of course not legally permitted there doesn't seem to be any significant injuries that could result in a realistic claim for tort damages. You should definitely report this incident to HR. If there is an retaliation because of your report you need to seek the immdediate advise of a labor law attorney
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Report the incident to your supervisor and/or HR and if your injuries aren't significant than you shouldn't pursue an injury claim.
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I don't like what happened to you.
report to HR.
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Might not have serious physical injuries but might be a mental/ emotion component.
And there might be punitive damages.
If you are pissed off about it, maybe start with talk to employment lawyer.
Report it to HR, and move on with your life.
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This kind of contact is never appropriate in the work place. I agree with the prior opinions that we need additional facts and background to determine if you have a case.
Not enough details regarding the extent of your injuries if any.
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One incident of offensive touching is unlikely to give you a claim. So report it to HR>
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It is difficult to understand the context of what you are describing. If you feel the touching was inappropriate, you should speak with someone in the Human Resources Department where you work or speak to this person's supervisor. Without real damages, a lawsuit is not warranted.
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More details about what happened are necessary to evaluate the potential for any claim. You should report the incident to human resources or whoever handles those complaints for your employer.