Should I quit my job? Our experienced New York Employment Lawyers are asked this question all the time. Usually, the answer is NO. If you are thinking about quitting, contact one of our experienced New York Employment Lawyers and Severance Agreement Lawyers. We can help advise you and possibly soften your landing with a severance agreement. In most states, harassment and bullying are not illegal. These are only illegal if they are due to race, age, sex, disability, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, objecting to an illegal practice of the employer, making a worker’s compensation claim, taking Family and Medical Leave, your testimony under subpoena, serving on jury duty, or some other legally-protected category.
What you should do is report the harassment or bullying to human resources or whoever the appropriate person at your company is. Make the report in writing. You have to give your employer time to investigate and take action to stop it.
You should also consider whether you are a victim of constructive discharge. A humiliating demotion, punitive transfer or hostility toward you are among the types of changes that might entitle you to claim constructive discharge after you resign. For example, if you resign because of intolerable discrimination or sexual harassment, or because your employer transferred or demoted you to an undesirable position in retaliation for reporting a wrongdoing, your immediate, resulting resignation might constitute constructive discharge.
Nevertheless, the law hates quitters – don’t do it. If you want to leave, please contact us – we can help.