What can I do if I was assaulted at work, discharged for self defense, and then denied unemployment?
Do I have a lawsuit if I was assaulted in the work place and used self defense which resulted in termination? I was denied unemployment but never had an issue at work till I was assaulted! I have no income and can not pay my child support and will be losing my license.
There are a number of questions that you must answer before you can determine whether you have a potential lawsuit against your former employer. For example, who assaulted you, a co-worker, a supervisor, a client, or a customer? Did you report this assault to the police? Are there independent witnesses that will testify that you acted in self-defense? The fact that you denied unemployment tends to suggest that you do not have a lawsuit, but it does not absolutely preclude it. I suggest that you consult with a local employment attorney to discuss this matter in greater detail in the interest of determining whether you can file a claim against your former employer. Good luck.