Workplace Bulying Led To Sexual Harrassment
by Standing Alone
I have worked for a company for seven years and I have never seen a company like this before!! This company has several office bullies, one which has been with the company for 28 years. The company knows about this person's behavior, actions, comments and most of sexual harrassment on a daily basis.
This person is so bold and out of control until he will carry out his actions in front of managers -- who will just laugh it off out of fear or just walk away from the incident while it is taking place. The bullies have a support system that consists of about (8) people, who will do anything to cover for each other and the "kicker" in the whole stories -- the group consists of "Ministers, church leaders, and "suppose-to-be Christians".
The main bully has set the tone for the office until it is a hostile environment on a daily basis -- consisting of sexual comments, jokes and humiliation where sometimes the Managers join in on the jokes.
My situation became so unbearable until I finally filed a sexual harrassment formal complaint with the corporate after receiving a text piciture of a Minister's penis -- my co-worker (bully #2). In my formal complaint, I'd addressed the hostile environment also. As you know, corporate's actions was a delayed response at first, just to see how much I knew, so they could know how to response or "clean-up" the mess! Corporate gave the Minister the option to resign! -- believe that -- he was given a option.
After bully #2 resigned, I was retaliated against by the corporate and local office (including co-workers and Managers). I had items stolen from desk, my laptop's hard drive destoyed, items from my purse was stolen and accounts sabatoged. This left me with no outlet to report this to because the Managers would support the bullies.
Eventually, the constant stress resulted in me having various health problems. Now I am without a job and still having to deal with some of these individuals -- the "Mob of Bullies showed up in court with the Minister -- I know there has to be a light at the end of this tunnel -- any advice or comments welcomed!! Note: In Alabama a worker is considered an "At-Will Employee -- limited laws to protect the employee!!