Harassment Claim / Unemployment Benefits Started by gagge313 , Dec 23 2013 08:37 PM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 1 posts Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:37 PM My former boss walked off her job after being harassed by her supervisor and suffering from burn out. She recently filed a harassment claim and also states she was forced to quit due to harassing comments to get unemployment benefits. Our supervisor asked me to speak out for him though he harassed me too and still does on a regular base. Is there any way I can say no to testifying against my former boss and staying neutral without jeopardizing my current job ? Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:44 AM Have you thought of filing your own claim? Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:00 AM Not all harassment is unlawful, and your post isn't very specific.
She's free to argue constructive discharge to the unemployment folks and hope they agree that no reasonable person would stay there another minute. (That argument might fail if she stayed a long time and possibly if she wasn't constantly looking for a new job. Someone might interpret "burn out" as her wanting a partially subsidized time off on the taxpayer dime.)
"Is http://theworkerscompensationdirectory.com/ there any way I can say no to testifying against my former boss and staying neutral without jeopardizing my current job ?" If you're subpoenaed to testify, you must testify. You aren't obligated to "testify against" your former boss in that you aren't obligated to lie for your supervisor, of course. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/228625-harassment-claim-unemployment-benefits/