Can I sue my boss for pushing me out of the restaurant?

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Can I sue my boss for pushing me out of the restaurant?

The day before my last day, my boss wanted me to go home early for no reason. I refuse and tell her that I’d like to stay for the whole shift. She then proceeded to tell me that she was the boss and she could send anyone she wanted home, however other people wanted to go home as well. She then told me that she wanted me to leave right that instant and forced me to clock out. I did as she asked since I didn’t want to argue anymore but then she stalked me to get my stuff, started yelling at me to hurry up and get out and then when I was trying to say goodbye to my friends, she physically started pushing me out the door. She kept yelling at me. Not once did I disrespect her.

Asked on July 12, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You could sue your boss for battery which is the harmful or offensive touching of the person of another without consent or legal privilege.
It is not worth pursuing due to the cost of litigation and because you were not injured.


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