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This is an unfortunate situation,
do you feel he has made these statements towards you due to your gender?
exactly no but my situation actually this
June 27th, 2013
To the Quintstar Management Department of Human Resources,
I am writing this letter to complain about an unfortunate incident that recently happened to me while I was working at the Pancake Haus in Moab. I believe I have been treated unfairly by the management, who decided today to fire me after I complained about a sexual harassment incident.
On Monday, June 24th, my co-worker Devran sexually harassed me. The incident began while I was in the kitchen. Devran began speaking to me using very condescending and degrading language. I said to him “I don’t want to talk to you,” and I asked him to leave me alone. Then, he started to shout at me and used specific Turkish phrases that can be directly translated to mean “I am going to f**k you when I see you outside of work” and “Who are you? What are you going to do?”. The latter phrase was said in a very threatening way, so I walked to my manager Angela’s office to report him. She appeared to be on the phone and, after I waited for a minute or so for her conversation to end (which it did not), I walked back to Pancake Haus to continue doing my job.
After entering the restaurant, I encountered Devran again. He continued using degrading language, and he then told me to go outside so he could “punch” me. Scared and embarrassed that co-workers and guests were witnessing this scene, I followed him through the back door in the kitchen until we were standing outside of the building. Once we were outside, Devran repeated the Turkish phrases that were meant to threaten and intimidate me. He began to approach me until he was standing only a few inches from my face. He held his hands up on either side of my head and stared me directly in my eyes. He repeated himself, saying “I’m going to f**k you.” I would like to clarify that, in my native language of Turkish, the phrase that Devran chose has a very literal and intentional meaning. It is not typically said to be funny or to, as it is so often used in the US, jokingly shrug someone off or express anger. It’s significance is very clear. To me, it felt like Devran meant what he said. He continued to say it despite my efforts to make him stop. I tried saying to him, “You cannot use this language with me.” Unfortunately, my efforts were in vain.
After this encounter, I went directly to the manager on duty, Angela, who was outside right after the incident. I told her about the encounter and asked her to call the police, as I was not sure how to handle the situation. I felt scared, frazzled, humiliated, and threatened. At that time, Devran was still there instigating me, daring me to call the police while he gestured his phone towards me in a mocking way. He then walked back into the restaurant. I continued to insist to Angela that nobody should be allowed to use this language to another co-worker, male or female. It was then that she told me that the police are going to do nothing. “I can’t fire him,” she insisted, despite the fact that I relayed the whole encounter to her and told her of his threats to punch me. “He was just threatening you,” she said. “If he was actually going to punch you, he would have done it already.” This nonchalant attitude, as though threats are acceptable as long as they are not followed by action, was shocking to me. His threats, empty or not, still filled me with fear and still, in my opinion, create a work environment that feels violent.
I am writing this detailed letter because I feel that it was unjust for me to be fired after this incident while Devran only received a warning. Clearly, there were two parties involved in the situation, and I cannot help but feel that I am being discriminated against by being fired. When I was laid off, I was told that the reasons for my termination were because I am an unhappy employee who is hard to please, that I have a bad attitude, and that the incident with Devran did not really occur. Angela told me that the managers came upon this decision regarding the incident after watching the security cameras. However, Stephanie and Leighanne from the Quintstar Office later told me that they did not, in fact, watch the cameras. Therefore, I am confused and hurt because I feel that this very serious situation is not being addressed with the correct care and respect. Harassment at this level should be taken very seriously, and I do not believe that firing the victims of such harassment is a fair policy.
This would be sexual harassment and is serious,
and i got fired
he got warning
You need to file an EEOC and State civil rights complaint as soon as possible
the fact the employer terminated you after this incident, would make the employer liable and you could have a strong harassment lawsuit.
im from turkey what is EEOC
A discrimination claim can be filed either with the state administrative agency, the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) of the Utah Labor Commissioner's Office or the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The two agencies have what is called a “work-sharing agreement,” which means that the agencies cooperate with each other to process claims. Filing a claim with both agencies is unnecessary, as long as you indicate to one of the agencies that you want it to “cross-file” the claim with the other agency.
The Utah anti-discrimination statute covers some smaller employers not covered by federal law for age discrimination claims only. Therefore, if your workplace has between 15 and 20 employees, you should file your age discrimination claim with the UALD, as the EEOC enforces federal law, which covers only employers with 20 or more employees in age discrimination cases, and 15 or more employees in other types of discrimination cases. Some attorneys recommend that you file with the UALD first for all types of discrimination claims.
To file a claim with the UALD, contact its office. More information about filing a claim with the UALD can be found at: UALD website.
To file a claim with the EEOC, contact your EEOC office below. More information about filing a claim with the EEOC can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/howtofil.html.
this also discrimination ?
yes, when you file a sexual harassment case, the EEOC and Utah civil rights office handles these matters,
also my manager lied to me
You should also speak to a local employment lawyer about a harassment lawsuit.
i have appointment with my owner tomorrow if she said to me i ll hire to back but i dont wanna work that guy
You should advise the owner you will be filing a civil rights complaint and seeking a lawyer about a lawsuit, if they do not let you work without the other employee
this mean if i say to her i would like my job bsack
but i dont wanna work with guy
she needs to that
other way i can report
yes, or threaten her with a filing of discrimination and lawsuit
what should say to her
if she said me i m not hire to back when i got lawsuit what they gonna do for company and guy
if they do not hire you, then you can file a complaint with the agency listed above, and the employer could be sued for money damages
what about manager cause my owner learnt everythng from my manager i think manger choosed side of guy
the employer would be sued, that will include the manager,
you need to make the threat, it would be against the employer,
the employer is responsible for all employees and manager actions
can u give some advise
about my case
because i was internatinal student
now i have tourist visa i m gonna stay till september
this situtiian effect my status in usa
no, it will not hurt you,
since you are an international student, you can advise the College of what happened and they may help you as well
im sorry i have to ask some more questions but i cant remember what shold ask u every meeting 38 $ ?
no there is only one charge.
At this point, you should speak to the employer and advise them you will file a civil rights case against them.
Then advise them you will only work if the worker who made the threats to you leaves
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