Workplace Mobbing In Government Department
I work for a government department that I joined straight after year 12. I was sent to a new work location after 12 months maternity leave, and suffering postnatal depression. I applied to work part time. My workplace didn't give me any induction training, which was fine but then a month after starting my supervisor told me to stop asking questions. This left me feeling unable to gain skills which I would have developed through induction training.
I was taken from my work to have meetings with my supervisor. I was accused of not doing tasks correctly - some where fictitious. I politely accepted correction. I was screamed at and criticized. I was questioned and discouraged about breastfeeding and other parenting choices. I was told to express milk in bathroom, no time was allocated for expressing. I was threatened with disciplinary action for forgetting to pick up a key. I had people ignore me, or told me to mind my own business when I tried to enter conversations.
The department has policy for workplace bullying and when I submitted a formal complaint, I was labelled a 'complainer' and threatened with dismissal. The behaviour continued after the complaint. This has left me unable to work, my PND has gotten worse. I'm unable to leave my house some days. I have contemplated Suicide. My beautiful children don't have a healthy mum.
As far as I am concerned, the policy isn't any more than words on paper. I have notified parliament and if I don't get an apology, I will come public to protect women considering a career in this department.
I am no longer the happy, life loving extrovert I used to be. I feel dead.
The news papers can publish my story one day because I feel like I could not be any more humiliated or broken than what I am now.