Postal Worker Subjected to Workplace Mobbing
I have been the victim of selective discrimination, bullying and harassment for the past two years as I am French Canadian from Quebec. The instigator and the participants would do this as a form of entertainment and enjoyment during the work day.
As usual the reason for my silence was mainly fear and the fact that I am the sole household provider with a large family responsibility. The offensive words and actions were very subtle at first. Therefore I ignored and dismissed all derogatory comments and actions as being childish. I started to wear a headset to drown out the unwelcomed comments. However, was hearing them and was being excluded in all the groups activities from small things such as not getting me coffee when someone went to get coffees for the group, they would have small potlucks and intentionally not invite me, remarks as I smelled, consistent leering, look at the nationality, probably was whoring around all night long, a Barbie whore, etc., remarks about my clothing, hair and make-up, the way I walked and many offensive sexual remarks too crude to mention. Whenever I spoke French I was deliberately told that this was an English speaking place (however every other language is spoken within the depot – but French is not allowed).
The primary instigator (NameWithheld1 known to be a previous gang member) escalated the verbal bullying to a physical attack injuring my right shoulder. This instigator is always paired up with NameWithheld2 and coached by RR2-NameWithheld3; on how to falsely set up someone. (This is a common practice within CPC used by seasoned employee as this tactic does get this group or person the end result they want and does do extreme damage to the victim). NameWithheld2 acts as the look-out person who follows me everywhere to tell NameWithheld1 what I am doing and looking for an opportunity to hurt me. This NameWithheld1 operates by recruiting other workers within the depot of a lower intelligence; she then spreads false rumors about me especially to any male who would make nice comments about me so that they turn against me and join up into her scheme. She would intentionally persuade them to dislike me for whatever reason she uses.
On several occasions I had brought these concerns to the attention of the management team (supervisor NameWithheld4). The management team choose to ignore any and all my complaints and failed to take action against the instigator and all participants. Instead the Management team joined in on the bully tactics with enjoyment as well. The management team orchestrated and carried out this enjoyment by having this group set up false statements and allegations of assault against me. In spite of having supporting evidence to prove that I was the victim and having an injury to my right shoulder. Management continued to discriminate, bully and harassment me with continuous interviews. In order to continuously embarrass me and re-victimize me, on November 11, 2008 management announced over the loud speaker that I have been transferred to another station all of the PO4 clerks were elated at this announcement.
All parties that have been involved in this incident received some sort of payoff. From the part-time clerks receiving early starts over seniority; term employees have extended hours plus the promise of a permanent position within CPC, to the letter carriers who received jobs as LCA and other privileges, SS rural person better route. Management was given enticed from SS-NameWithheld5 who was used by NameWithheld1 to seduce them (rural route person – usually dressed with revealing cleavage and thong short to act as a decoy when stealing or appease management for persuasive favors).
Needless to mention the mental anguish I have suffered the psychological trauma and anger issues that I must deal with daily. None of the parties have been disciplined to day they have only been rewarded with unacceptable behavior.
I would request an internal investigation be conducted.