Harassment in any form is insensitive, degrading and can have significant negative impacts. When harassment happens in the workplace, it can affect the livelihood of victims and eventually lead to loss of employment. Fortunately, laws exist in the state of Massachusetts and across the country to protect victims of harassment in the workplace. A woman in another state took legal action and filed a wrongful termination lawsuit when alleged harassment in the workplace left her psychologically and emotionally scarred as well as unemployed.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff endured several instances of harassment by her superior which eventually led to her being wrongfully terminated. Allegations by the plaintiff state that she was continually subjected to derogatory comments about her clothing and hometown. The plaintiff claims that other employees were witnesses to the ongoing harassment that she suffered.
The plaintiff alleges that the continued harassment caused her several physical and psychological problems such as anxiety, stress, headaches, vertigo, loss of sleep and other physical symptoms. Other allegations in the lawsuit state that the harassment caused the plaintiff to leave work early or miss work altogether. The plaintiff asserts that she was eventually fired, citing poor work performance as the reason for termination.
Harassment in the workplace is something no employee should have to endure. It can lead to a host of mental and physical problems along with the financial stress that comes with loss of employment. Any Massachusetts resident that feels he or she has been wrongfully terminated for any reason can greatly benefit from seeking the services of an experienced employment attorney. A successful wrongful termination lawsuit could result in much needed compensation that can help with any loss of income.
Source: dailynorthwestern.com, "Former employee files suit against city alleging wrongful termination, workplace harassment", Nora Shelly, Feb. 5, 2017