By Anonymous - 23/05/2013 07:24 - United States

Today, I got a call from work stating that my employment was being terminated. This was after being suspended while they investigated my sexual harassment claim. Their reason for firing me: misuse of company time. Yes, I suppose reporting being sexually harassed is a huge waste of time. FML
I agree, your life sucks 52 350
You deserved it 4 864

Same thing different taste

Top comments

olpally 32

This is definitely grounds for a lawsuit. Wow.


Reading this post has been a huge waste of time. I wanna know how you were sexually harassed. Tell me how!!?

If the post is a waste of time, why do you want to know how she was sexually assaulted? Wouldn't that be a waste of time too?

There is no indication that OP is female.

What this sounds like to me is; she was fired for misuse of company time. Not HER time. If the company launched an investigation and it turned out to be a bogus complaint, then they could fire her for wasting their time. I'm not saying that's what happened, just saying its a plausible explanation based on the very small post.

Yarrachel 16

The presumption of innocence should go both ways. If they have to assume that the accused is innocent of sexual harassment without any evidence that says otherwise, they should also assume that the OP isn't intentionally trying to cause trouble and just misunderstood a well meaning gesture. Punishing someone who makes a complaint will only discourage people from reporting these issues.

That's the point, 94. The US labor market is ****** all to hell.

#54 it would not have been waste of time had i know what happened. so no

olpally 32

This is definitely grounds for a lawsuit. Wow.

Wealthyparrot 9

You could destroy the whole company for something like this. That's illegal and then some.

Unless the company's legal department determined the claim to be a wrongful accusation, OP can sue the company for Wrongful Termination under both the Hostile Environment and Whistle Blower Protection clauses (the latter if OP worked for any company dealing with the Government).

perdix 29

So, who do you have to blow to get a job around there? Your boss, I guess.

Even if her boss was accepting in the offer, if he was even a he, I feel this would just lead to a giant circle and another fml. Just my thoghts...

Can't because boss man (or girl) was the purp! Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnn!!!

LOL! Wow...hire a lawyer and prepared to get paid.

Jessj958 19

Unless OP lives in a no fault state. In which case there would be no law suit unless the employer violated discrimination laws.

Even in a no fault state there are times they can't fire you. This is one of the big ones. She reports being sexually harassed and gets suspended and fired. This company is toast.

There are also sexual harassment laws. They have violated these.

TheDrifter 23

If the company found op's claim to be baseless they are within their rights to terminate her, in fact, keeping her on could be considered grounds for a hostile work environment suit by the person she accused. Lesson of the day? Have proof before filing a harassment claim.

RedPillSucks 31

She's also within her rights to sue the company. Unfortunately, many sexual harassment occur out of earshot of witnesses.

Report it to the proper authorities. Most companies won't do anything about it, unless you threaten a lawsuit.

Dis...what? Disappointed, discarded, discouraged, disemboweled, disregarded, or disdain? I know one you are getting for certain: dislikes.

#9 - time for you to go back to school.

murphdarkly 13

Yeah sue their pants off, lol.

SystemofaBlink41 27

Better be careful or they'll file a harassment claim on her... Unless OP's hot.

Wrongful termination... We all know where this is going.

Wow, grounds for a lawsuit right there, fight it!

FML indeed: did not get laid and got laid off.

Pwn17 25

Somehow I get the feeling OP didn't want to be laid.

drayloon 50

Its okay, your lawyers are gonna **** em