HR Dept: We do and I went to the Chief Talent officer and mentioned that I thought we needed a refresh of diversity training as I had an incident -- but I did not reveal names as I am afraid for my job. There was a previous series of incidents with a different executive in which a series of women came to me to complain (I am a department director who is seen as a problem-solver). The end result of that previous series is I have been de facto demoted as the executive left the company.
Policies -- yes they have and have an online course in diversity training we are all required to take.
I am worried about complaining up the ladder as I fear reprisal. Me going up against a president in the company? Will be looked on askance. I can't win. I have already found myself shoved aside because of this previous series of incidences. The company is being taken over by management who prefer men in higher positions.
I did not put my complaint in writing. Should I? Can I do so without naming names and landing myself in a time-consuming legal sticky wicket? Or is this already too far down the path?
PS: I'm desperately trying to find another job so I can escape this environment.
Actually, I have in fact been making a record of the most egregious discriminatory behavior by emailing to my Gmail for the past year and a half, or maybe longer, ever since the first complaints came to me regarding the executive. I have been told that next week I will be told "how we are structuring the department" at which point I believe that I will be given a dead-end job, in essence a demotion with the goal being to get me to quit, and a male will be promoted to the position I now hold (one in the circle of friends of the people now coming into power.) I am thinking I actually should make a complaint with the EEOC, but I'm nervous that will lead to a lot of my energy having to be directed into that activity. On the other hand, it looks like other women will be affected at the company by this group. Another woman has complained to me about sexist treatment at their hands (long story). If I do eventually make a complaint to the EEOC, do I need to name names and complain to the HR chief first? Once I go down that path of filing with the EEOC, is there any return?
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