Can I sue my company for harassment while still working for them

I am harassed daily and forced to work unlimited overtime, I have to work 9-10 hours a day plus saturdays with no extra pay.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 3, 2010 6:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
You can take legal action to protect your rights while you are still employed. It might make things at work awkward, but you do not have to give up your job just to assert your legal rights.

Whether or not you can take legal action to stop the harassment in your specific case, however, depends on the nature of the harassment. If the harassment is based on gender (sex), race, age, disability or other protected class status, you can go to court to stop it. If it is in the form of forcing you to work too many hours, because your manager does not like you or even if the manager wants to favor a family member, it is usually not unlawful.

Read more on this site about harassment and seriously consider consulting an attorney about the facts in your specific case.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 6, 2010 07:34 AM [EST]

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