Was attacked at Work Defended tried to defend myself and was fired
I work in the state of Nevada a coworker choke me on the job site. I got his hands from around my neck. we were face to face with each other. He took a swing at me I got him in a head lock. I notified my lead guy that I wanted to leave the job site and that I wanted to call our project manager. They convinced me to stay and work and not to tell the head boss.
We came into work the next day and I was fired because I put him in a head lock trying to stop him from punching me. I had my phone interview this week. Do you think I have a good case to win my benefits?
Response for: Was attacked at Work - Tried to defend myself and was fired
Very often, when someone asks me to tell them if I think they will get their benefits or not, they leave out the information I think would be important to know before I open my mouth .. so to speak.
But, when I ask the questions I think I need the answers to .. most people just don't answer me.
First thing I would want to ask you is .. what happened to the other guy? Did he get fired to?
Secondly, I would want to know if there were any witnesses to the altercation .. both those with the authority that would testify for the employer or any co-workers that might testify on your behalf?
Thirdly, does the employer have a written policy regarding what they do when this type of thing happens.