What Type Of Medical History Will Be Disclosed In My Sexual Harassment Case?
The only medical history that will be disclosed in your sexual harassment case is the history directly associated with your claim. For example, if you went to counseling in response to having been sexually harassed and you discussed anxiety associated with a past break up during those counseling sessions, then that information will likely have to be turned over. However, medical history unrelated to your mental distress claim from being harassed, such as an appendix removal or broken leg, will not be exposed. Information involving a past psychological issue or a 5150 hold may or may not come out in the case; it will depend on the particular facts involved.
What Happens After The Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Gets Filed?
Once a sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed, the harasser’s and employer’s lawyers will become involved in all aspects of the case and begin building a defense for the employer and the harasser. They will start blaming the victim, claiming the case is a big lie. At the same time, the victim’s lawyer will build a case getting it ready for trial. Both sides will find and interview witnesses, review documents, and create their own arguments. Eventually, witnesses will testify under oath, subject to cross examination, where the truth always comes out. The case will be set for trial. If it does not get settled, then the case is tried to a jury in open court and a verdict is reached by the jury.
What Is Going To Happen To The Harasser In My Sexual Harassment Case?
Unfortunately, the harasser almost never gets fired. If the employer fires the harasser, then the harasser will be angry about that and the defense lawyer will be worried that they will tell the truth about what really happened, which could cost the employer a lot of money. However, there have been many cases in which the harasser gets fired after the lawsuit has been filed and the plaintiff’s case has been developed. Some victims of harassment do not want the harasser to get fired, but they will ultimately need to make a decision as to whether or not to have a lawyer proceed with their case. If they decide to let the lawyer handle their case, then the chips will fall where they fall, and the harasser may or may not get fired. At the end of the day, if what happened was wrong and the company did not respond appropriately, then the harasser should be disciplined, perhaps by being terminated, demoted or some other disciplinary manner.
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