Employee assaulted by Boss on the job

I am a Projects Specialist for the City. On Wednesday Dec. 17 my boss called me into his office upset over an harassment charge I had filed with Human Resources. He called the incident chicken s##t, then proceeded to yell that he was going to kill me, I got up to leave his office when he grabbed my throat and pushed me into the wall, punched my left temple. I was hit numerous times but after my head hitting the wall I can't recall exactly how things went after that. Police showed up, took the reports etc. The problem is the city police are very friendly with the upper Management and I don't feel I will be treated fairly and am also afraid of retaliation from my boss since he hasn't been arrested. I do not trust lawyers in our city as well, I feel the City has everyone 'in their pocket'

2 answers  |  asked Dec 23, 2008 07:44 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Arkady Itkin

Hello, Mr. Hill.

I am sorry about your incident at work.

Although I am located relative far (in San Francisco) I specialize in employment law, including retaliation and violence at workplace, so feel free to contact me to discuss this.


Arkady Itkin

posted by Arkady Itkin  |  Dec 23, 2008 12:06 PM [EST]
George Allen
Get a Lawyer

I'm not sure what your question is, but the situation you describe is a serious matter, and a violation of several laws. By all means, consult with an attorney. If you don't trust anyone in town, find an out of town attorney via the membership listing at www.celaweb.org.

posted by George Allen  |  Dec 23, 2008 11:46 AM [EST]

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