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when i filed a sexual harassment complaint my company would not accomidate my working different hours than this person (we worked one on one). This forced me to quit. Is this retaliation?


Ex HR Guy

Doesn't sound like retailiation. It sounds as if they were not accomodating special circumstances. But you probably should seek a lawyer's advice as depending on the facts and the degree of proof you have, you may have a major complaint for the original matter, and thus quitting is a justifiable response when they don't accomodate the situation.

Ca Counsel

There are a number of federal court cases that say an employer is required to separate you and the alleged offender, at least until the complaint is fully investigated. If the charges are found to be true, the employer is required to ensure it doesn't continue, which usually means firing the harasser or having the two employees work in different places or different shifts. If you have to quit because the employer failed to eliminate the harassment, you were "constructively discharged" and have the same rights as if you were terminated for complaining about the harassment. See an attorney soon, the statute of limitations and time to file a claim with the appropriate government agency is usually very short (90 to 180 days).

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