Can I report/sue an employer that fired me after filing a sexual harrassment claim against my manager?
3 attorney answers
I would agree, find a local Vancouver attorney to go over your case. Keep in mind, these cases usually have a 3 year statute of limitations, so you would likely be barred from filing this case if you wait more than three years.
I agree with Ms. Grant. Seek a consultation with an attorney experienced in employment law without delay.
I sincerely regret that you have had such a horrific experience. There is a three-year statute of limitations on sexual harassment claims. Will any of the present or former employees support you as witnesses? Were you able to get unemployment benefits after you left or did they challenge it too! Was the manager allowed to return to work? Will the manager dating the manager who discriminated against you be willing to testify against him and if so what type of information can she provide. Was there any physical or unwanted touchings involved and when? How many occurrences were there before you reported it? Did you keep a diary of events? Are there other women who have experienced similar acts like you did ? These are all questions that must be answered. Time is of the essence. If you are serious about pursuing this matter, by way of trial or a demand letter. Please don't delay to talk with an employment lawyer.
This answer is predicated on the facts provided in which the lawyer cannot confirm or verify. I do not represent you as we do not have an attorney-client relationship until a fee agreement is signed by you and me. I am licensed in Washington State and California. Beverly Grant Law Firm, P.S.