So, what would you do.
2011-02-23 08:45:09 ET

For the last week, and on and off through out my period of employment with the most recent company my employer has verbally harassed me. But, the final straw was this morning.

I showed up for work 5 minutes early as usual, and went inside to begin my tasks. My boss (also owner of the company as before today's events the company has 2 employees, thus is not subject to EOC) called in, said he'd be in within 20 minutes and told my co-worker to teach me how to burn mass quantities of CDs for the educational material they published. I went in the warehouse with her and began working on this task. When he arrived the first thing he did was proceed his yelling/rambling at me. Then, once he was done with that he asked her to go back to her office and work on something else. Then, as soon as she was gone and I was alone in the warehouse he yelled at me to get back to work, so I did. Then he yelled at me some more for working while he was talking to me and grabbed my shoulders and pushed me in to the table I was working on. So, obviously once he left I had a panic attack. I've never felt so violated in the work place. Then he left and I continued my tasks, and he kept coming back and just hovering. Then as I was working, out of nowhere he screamed "get the fuck out". So, I did, grabbed my shit and went to my car. I think I will be pressing charges for the assault incident.

The question is timing. I am still owed for 2 days and 2 hours of work. Given it is a small business I doubt I will see that without suing for it if I do press charges. At the same time, what this guy did was wrong and he should be punished for it.

2011-02-23 08:56:58 ET

Is there a mark on you? Cause it's kind of just your word against his if nobody saw it.

2011-02-23 09:00:59 ET

i say press charges anyway, if he's like this, chances are someone else somewhere has done the same.

2011-02-23 09:19:52 ET

Im kind of with Mo.

2011-02-23 17:28:07 ET

I am sorry you had to deal with that bullshit. I hope that you can find something else and fast. I would also report it. Even if nothing much is done, he'll most likely have this complaint on his final. Then get yourself out of there permanently. I understand that being owed pay is worth a lot and I'm always one to think in terms of my financial situation, but it is just not worth it.

2011-02-23 17:51:12 ET

this is horrible and i think you should report it as well.

2011-02-23 18:45:40 ET

Besides that, if you go with the 'your word against his' mindset, he's just going to get away with it again and again with other people. fuck that shit. don't let someone who has wronged you get away with it.

2011-02-24 11:54:09 ET

i would still report it he has no right to do that

2011-02-25 10:46:36 ET

I ended up filing a police report. I don't expect anything to come of it. But, I'm glad I did. The officer told me that there have been numerous complaints against him.

2011-02-25 12:03:49 ET

good for you! I hope they pursue it. People like that shouldn't go un-punished.

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