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Interviewing with a new company - Why did you leave question?

If you leave a job because you filed sexual harassment and your supervisor and other management retaliated & intimidated you (the EEOC says you have a valid case), what do you say to the person interviewing at the next job when they ask "Why did you leave?" or "Why are you leaving?" The harassment case is pending, and I was told by lawyer and EEOC it was ok to leave the job now and find a new one.

Asked By: HeavenlyBoheme - 12/5/2007
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Answered By: kako - 12/5/2007
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You should probably be upfront. Maybe say something like "hostile work environment" and leave out the lawsuit stuff unless specifically asked. Suing an ex-employer won't make your job hunt any easier.
Answered By: fluffydogconnoisseur - 12/5/2007
 
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