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Sorry...I tired to respond using my tablet....but it did not work for some reason so I sent an email to you instead.
I never filed a police report or anything and was never injured. It was found to be more of a horseplay situation but I did not take it as such. The investigator said that the person wanted to intimidate myself and others. I was not the only one she harrased but I am the one who made the claim. The investigator told me that she interviewed our entire staff and found my claim factual and validated but she said that is all she could tell me. This person continues to work in my department and I still have to put up with her stares and nasty emails. Very uncomfortable situation and I feel my company has let me down. We has an HR department should be held at a higher standard and we are also on a federal government project so an even higher standard.
I am a white female...over the age of 40. The bully is a Hispanic female also over the age of 40 and seems to target non minorities in our department. Does any of this matter?
If I were to file an EEOC claim...what could the outcome be potentially? And I have heard that companies typically find ways to terminate employees who file claims. All I have wanted is for the right thing to be done...whatever that may be, and to let my company know that they knowingly allowed this to happen and did nothing. We have policies in place that address this behavior specifically and nothing has been done. Would I have to retain counsel if I chose an EEOC claim?
Thanks for your quick reply. I did not file a police report and I wasnever injured. It was in a horseplay fashion on her end...but I did notfeel the same way. The investigator found it to be in a horseplay fashionand that the person did it to intimidate me. I have to work closely withher and just remained silent for months and months. All the investigatortold me was that she found it all factual and she said that is all I cantell you. That was weeks ago and I still have to work with this person whois now treating me badly and sending nasty emails to me.
I also wanted to let you know that my whole department was interviewed aswell and she has also harassed others and done some of the same physicalthings like pinching and hitting. So it is not just me she does thingsto....but I am the one who filed the claim.
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