Harassment by manager seeking out trouble to fire me

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Harassment by manager seeking out trouble to fire me

A man who is now manager formerly my equal is setting mandatory meetings with intention of firing me knowing I do not have ample time to seek coverage at other job. Is taking my shifts to give to new hire whom he is sexually harassing. He has threatened my job and harm against me physically and physically assaulted other co-workers. I’m not sure how to defend myself legally against this individual influencing my employment.

Asked on February 17, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

1) A manager may harass you or set you up to fail so long as you are not being harassed etc. due to your race, sex, national origin, age over 40, religion, or disability. If being harassed, etc. because of one of those reasons, contact the federal EEOC about filing a discrimination complaint. Unfortunately, unless you are being harassed due to a protected characteristic like one of those named above, harassment, bullying, being set up to fail, etc. is all legal under "employment at will" because you have no right to or protection for your job. Your employer can make your job unpleasant, unreasonable, or impossible.
2) Assault is a criminal issue, not an employment matter; so is threats of assault. (Because crimes, like threatening or performing assault, is not part of employment, the employer is not responsible for them.) You should contact the police about these threats.


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