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What can I do ? battery employment

2011 I was 16 working at a telemarking service in
Hobart, Indiana. I got attacked by 2 older females for
no reason outside of the establishment. Which there
was supposed to be security outside at the end of
our shift. Well after the altercation my family called
the police and pressed on the two older women. Me
and my grandmother met with the company Human
Resources and they offered me my job back. I went
back for about three months, but the teasing from
other employees became too much. I am now 24 I
still see the women who attacked me, and also other
employees from the company still talk about it. What
legal actions can I take now? I am still traumatized
from the situation I still run into these girls and feel
that the company has not did enough.
Thanks

Asked on February 16, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can't take any action against the company.
1) The company is not the police and is not your legal guardian: it had no legal obligaion whatsoever to protect you from a criminal attack by other employees or teasing/harassment after the fact due to the attack. An employer employees you, nothing more; it has no other obligations to you.
2) The statute of limitations, or time within which a legal action must filed, for personal injury or growing out of physical assault is only 2 years in your state, so you are years past the statutory period. Once the statutory period has expired, you cannot bring legal action.


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