What Do You Want Done?
Bad situation, but the issues are (1) were you injured? and (2) what would you want done, and by whom?
Originally Posted by Royomri
The employee who pushed you engaged in what might be regarded as criminal conduct -- assault and battery -- and it certainly seems to have been civilly actionable -- giving you the right to sue civilly for actual and punitive damages as the conduct would almost certainly be regarded as intentional.
The police and district attorney alone handle criminal matters. Yet what they might do in this situation is anyone's guess -- it often depends on the other employee's prior history (and particularly with any prior runs in with the law) as well as yours, and as a practical matter would often depend on what the employer wants done. If the attack was unprovoked, that's one thing, but if you could reasonably have been said to have provoked the other employee, that also might impact what happens criminally and civilly, as well as what the employer does.
Regardless of what the employer does or does not do you can sue the employee, and in some circumstances you could also sue the employer for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace.
Last edited by ALawyer; 09-11-2017 at 06:15 PM.
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