Can I file for "Tortious Interference" for coertion and intimidation by my employer against my union

My questions revolves around discrimination and a hostile work environment at my workplace. I already received my right to sue letters from the EEOC and have already filed a timely complaint.

I am now considering piggybacking a State cause of action.

I would like to know if I can include in my coming (IIED) intentional infliction of emotional distress (State) complaint a charge for actions of "tortious interference" by my employer for intimidating or coercing my union representatives from properly representing me after filing four grievances?

My grievances never made it to the second step, and were later determined to have been shredded.

I became a known "SOX" whistleblower over shareholder fraud and OSHA non compliance violations by my employer.

I have a solid 20+ year work history, and never filed a single grievance until the hostile work environment became unbearable.

What is the State code should it be found possible to file for "Tortious Interference"?

Thanks for considering my question and for any response offered.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 18, 2011 9:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

John Otto
I hope you're not trying to do this without a lawyer. If so, you should consult the lawyer. If you are trying to do it on your own, you face an almost impossible task. Unfair representation cases are very specialized and most lawyers would not know the law in those kinds of cases unless they specialize in them. A layperson doesn't realize what they don't know and is walking into a minefield by trying to file that kind of case on their own.

posted by John Otto  |  Feb 28, 2011 08:57 AM [EST]

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