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    How do I explain the harassment charges against me at a job interview?

    I was asked to leave my last job because of the harassment charges filed against me which I later contested in court and won. My question is that now since I am applying for new jobs how do I explain the break in between without the interview panel feeling prejudiced against me.

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    Madhu M Array
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    Re: How do I explain the harassment charges against me at a job interview?

    Hi friend

    I can understand what you have to go through due to some false charges levied against you but you should certainly deal with this situation bravely and try to fight in a courageous way. Only answer this question when the interviewer asks you to do so and never try to start this conversation by yourself. As you were on the right side, you should definitely not feel a little bit afraid and you should be rather confident of yourself because you haven't done anything wrong.

    Don't think that the court case will hamper your career prospects and the interviewer would be prejudiced towards you because of this but rather think that you have now proved yourself innocenct and as a result have nothing to worry about. Since you came out as a winner in the court case, you will definitely not face any problems during the interviews. If you have lost the case, then maybe you would have to face a lot of trouble. Now you are completely safe.

    Now if your interviewer asks you about your last job , then you should tell him everything that took place in the chronoligical order but remeber to tell him only the genuine facts and dont mention any fake things in between. Tell him how your company filed some false harassment charges against you and how you contested later in court and won the case. So basically your company was guilty and you don't have anything to do with it. You hope they will understand what you have to go through and thus hope that they will surely give you another chance based on your performance and previous record.

    I am sure the interviewers will understand your problem and thus will completely agree with you. Thus they will not be judgemental and show any prejudice towards you and will select you if they find you worthy like they will do with the rest of the candidates.

    Good luck friend. I hope you have a bright future. Thanks

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