I was recently assaulted (punched and knocked down) at our work location but not on the clock. I was venting pretty vocally to 4 fellow employees about a situation they were involved in and one employee hit me. I have not sworn out a warrant for his arrest. At this point (3 days later) I still have a little soreness in the throat area where I was hit. I have not seen a doctor. My employer has suspended me for a short period of time. In order to rerurn to work they want me to sign some paper work which I would assume to be a hold harmless document releasing them of any liability. If this is the case should I sign. I'm not sure of what action has been taken against the employee who hit me.
1 Answer from Attorneys
You are asking for advice about whether to sign a document we have not seen, with only part of one side of a story involving a possible criminal act. I doubt anyone here is going to tell you to sign. You can either make the decision, or pay a lawyer for an hour or two of time to review and discuss. Keep in mind the employer may choose to take action if you don't sign and cooperate (even if you have a valid reason), including possible termination.