What are my rights if I revealed to my supervisor that another employee was stalking me in a federal government car while I was on and off duty?

The person was sticking his tongue at me as in a sexual nature.I went out on workers comp do to exasperation of combat P.T.S.D. I won the case however I had to endure workplace harassment and retaliation for revealing this information. Do I have whistle blower protection for revealing this violation of rules?

Asked on October 1, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no whistle blower protection for revealing that a coworker is committing a personal tort e.g. stalking against you. If, as you imply, this was sexual harassment, then you may have a claim against your employer for retaliation the law prohibits an employer from retaliating or allowing co-workers to retaliate against an employee for raising a sexual harassment complaint. If this was the case--sexual harassment by a co-worker, and retaliation for complaining about it--you could either speak with an employment law attorney about possibly filing a lawsuit, or contact either the federal EEOC or your state equal/civil rights agency about bringing a complaint.


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