My employer is very hard to work with, he's NOT the "take the calm approach" type. Today we were working side by side and when he started to call out my name, I was too busy pay mind to him until he decided it was okay to hit me with a gas operated forklift to obtain my attention. Unfortunately, no one saw it and my injuries are very minor. What do I do, What can I do?
Generally, individuals who have been physically assaulted ought to contact the police and file a police report of the incident. Photocopies of your injuries, the forklift, and anything else of relevance should also be supplied to the police. You are also encouraged to review your employment handbook and check to see if your company has a workplace violence policy. Then follow the complaint procedure found in that policy. You should also seek to have a consultation with an experienced employment law attorney who can help you with accomplishing the above. Here is a list of experienced employment attorneys who represent employees in workplace harassment matters: http://www.nelanj.org/find-a-lawyer
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Mr. Shahrooz-Scampato has got it exactly right.
And a law suit on this isn't going to go anywhere since there really aren't injuries.
You need to file a police report, you are a victim of assault and battery. You may be able to file criminal charges.
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File criminal charges for assault first, then speak to an attorney about any recovery for injuries, which may not be doable.
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