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Worked In The Federal Government In Canada
Reading a story about a federal government employee in the US I decided to write my story here. I worked at one of the federal government departments in Canada. I was mistreated by my boss for about a year but didn't say anything. Later, I got fed up so I told his boss about this. His boss's most preferred suggestion is for me to talk to my boss. So I did and expressed how I felt. Things got worse.
This boss told other coworkers about what happened. He then along with his friends/clique (including people in my unit) started a public smear of me, portraying me as the "harasser" and pretty much spread lies and false accusations of me. There was a female coworker who I thought was friendly at work. She asked me certain questions about things that happened to me in the past. She was secretly recording my conversation with her and she started to also join in on the gossip just to fit in with the clique. A male coworker who I thought was a friend did the same thing.
My character is pretty much assassinated at that workplace. Even the boss' boss joined in with the clique. This boss and this boss' boss are mounting an effort to try to fire me. Told the union rep about this but is not helpful. I filed a harassment complaint against my boss but the high level senior manager ruled that it was not harassment without even investigating this. The boss' boss and one other coworker cheered this ruling. The boss' boss later wrote to me to suggesting that I was rather making the environment unsafe. He threatened disciplinary action if I didn't talk to the person who was harassing me (my boss).
I never returned to work because I became ill. Went away on sick leave (certified by my doctor) and never returned to work since. This so called boss' boss had been trying to make unwanted contact during my sick leave and tried to block me from obtaining benefits, even though I'm eligible, to recover from this illness. Thus it is difficult to me to obtain treatment and making it hard to recover.