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I am a woman and work at a place where I am constantly

i am a woman and work at a place where I am constantly bullied and harassed by a Vice president (male). I have worked at this engineering firm for over 14 years. I had meetings with other senior mgmt. that agrees that this VP targets me and “goes after me”. Not only has he said very inappropriate rite things such as “I am not your Bitch” when asked of him to help me carry reports to a client meeting and he also have told me to “sit there and look pretty”. (These are some examples). He also goes out of his way to lie about my performance to customers and to internal staff. He constantly berates me in front of my team and in front of everyone else in the firm.I have told the head of our division about this and he recognize that this VP does this to me, but said and I quote “ if I were to do something about it and talk to Dave, he would just make things worse for you”. I responded that this was unfair and that I cannot take the harassment any longer.I feel that I cannot go to my HR department because the head of our Division, Randy told me that VP of HR does not like me “cuz I am pretty”. I have a witness to this, one of our project accountant was there when this was told to me. I was also informed that another HR person didn't like me either. I feel stuck and feel I cannot do anything.Due to the harassment, I have not been able to sleep at nite and I have anxiety. There has been many people in my firm that can validate what I am saying. Even our director of finance said “he goes after you, you know it is because you are a women”.I feel everyone knows this behavior is harassment, but no one is doing anything about it. Part of it they say..”oh it is just Dave”I am at a crossroads, should I seek a file a harassment and get a lawyer?

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After raising some concerns about the way my manager treats

After raising some concerns about the way my manager treats me in front of my peers, I was pulled into the HR office and offered a separation agreement and a severance package. The director told me that the relationship between me and my manager is broken beyond repair and while I haven't done anything wrong, the environment is not a good fit for me. He then went ahead and said normally he would recommend working thi

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I work as a Bartender at the LAX Airport, we are a unionized

Hi, I work as a Bartender at the LAX Airport, we are a unionized workforce and I'm the Chief Shop Steward for the Union & our company. Earlier this month, an employee came up to me during work and asked "Do you have a f**king problem with me?" I responded with, "What are you talking about?" and she said "Stop spreading rumors." I have not done anything of such nature, we talked after my shift and she accused me that our boss isn't allowed over in our terminal (we have multiple concepts across the terminal) because of rumors that her and him were in a relationship, she threatened me saying she can get multiple statements against saying I was the reason for this. She said that he was under investigation which I had no idea about and was convinced it was cause of me. I told her it wasn't, now I'm uncomfortable working at my workplace and asked for a transfer which was denied even though our CBA says we have first opportunity to transfer when job availability comes up.I sent a statement to HR, no response, so I took it to Corporate at our Miami offices, still no response, this past Friday I left a message for corporate then the HR office in LA contacted me via e-mail that they want to speak about the matter. I told them Wednesday but still haven't gotten a response from them. I have the letter I sent to HR which had corporate in Miami and LA all posted in the same e-mail and still no response. I personally don't want to work there now and people are now gossiping that I'm somehow out to get other employees at my work place. I feel like this is a defamation of character and feel like I have to look over my shoulder or watch what I say at work. I'm looking into getting an attorney and would like to know the best course of action.

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I am from Bethlehem Pa and have questions about my past

Hi I am from Bethlehem Pa and have questions about my past employment. I am so scared of retaliation that I have not slept for 2 days. I have just got another text stating that she is consulting a lawyer, if I in anyway bring up what happened and am going to be sued. Problem is I filed for unemployment yesterday before the text. Everything that has happened to me is in my filing papers.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This is my claim, I used a picture that was sent in group chat to prove to the boss that I don't want to work where illegal drugs are being used. I also suspect he has sabatoged a current job interview I went on. On May 29th I was bitten by a tick, was placed in the hospital on July 7th. I Informed the employer, he told me my job would be held. Have a Dr. note stating that I could not return until Aug 4th. During my employment at Dental office, was placed daily in uncomfortable situations. Extreme fits of yelling between Dr and another employee with constant use of profanity. When both were fighting I was placed in the middle of situations and treated badly. Said employee talked about her drug use on a daily basis, numerous occasions was asked if I would like to partake in drug use. When I became ill I asked if I could be laid off or fired because, my Medical Dr told me I would be out for more then 2 months, up to 3 months. Was told No, job would be held. Office did not offer any FLMA or sick pay. Before Aug 4th my job was posted on job boards, and interviews were being done in office. Was contacted by Dentist on 8/15 to see if I would be returning. I very nicely stated that I would be not returning. That the office did not meet my financial needs. I did not want to stir up trouble in the office about the situations listed above. On 8/16 I was texted a picture of my resume I had listed on Indeed, I feel it was a bulling attempt. There was no other reason for the Dentist to send me a picture of my resume, I sent back a picture of drug employee's drug problem. Upon which he showed said employee, and now have several texts berating me and asking me for an explanation. I do not feel safe in this office, working around illegal drug and fire arms being brought into the building.

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I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by

I work retail and recently my store manager was let go by loss prevention. I am second in command and my district manager asked if I wanted the store manager position I said I would consider it and he put me in as "acting" store manager and sent me to store manager training out of state and verbally poised me the permanent position. When I got back he met with me and said that the senior VP of stores did not want to promote me but would not tell me why. I'm confused because my store was the top three in the company last year and I have a proven track record with this company so I feel I am being punished because of my previous manager's mistakes. Is this discrimination? It's my understanding they are still look for a store manager and they are waiting for me to complete my 90 days as acting store manager but I have a feeling they have already offered it to another, they are just waiting.

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Our boss told the Board of Directors in December 2015 that

Our boss told the Board of Directors in December 2015 that one of my co-workers would be retiring in 2016. There had been no discussion that he would be retiring. The boss just assumed. The boss has now demanded to know when a co-worker will be retiring. He has even gone so far as to check the internet to see if my co-worker's house is for sale and find out any information he can. He has also made mention to me that "you will never retire" although I am of retirement age. I am afraid that he will begin to also badger me in this regard. Just what are my rights in this situation?

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I'm working in a very hostile environment from my direct

Hello, I'm working in a very hostile environment from my direct supervisor. I've been with the same company for nearly 11 years, 10 years at a different division. My position was "eliminated" last March, but was offered a $10K "retention bonus" for staying on to train 3 people to take over the eliminated position. I was one of several people laid off who were between 55 and 68 years old.At the end of the training I accepted a transfer to a different division within the company. In accepting this job I was accepting a $10K pay cut and was no longer eligible for the bonus described above.Since being in this new position, I have been humiliated in front of my peers and co-workers, demeaned, demoralized, embarassed and ridiculed by my supervisor. When I apporached her to stop speakng to me in this manner her answer was "Im like this with everyone." Since then she spoke to HR about me, who brought me in to discuss my performance. I explained in detail that my performance is being seriously impacted by the abusive and adversarial treatment from my supervisor. HR was supposed to speak with her as outlined in an email I received from HR, to be used as a "teaching opportunity" with my supervisor. I don't believe anything has been done, as the harassment has continued. Recently I visited my doctor for excessive work related stress and was placed on two medications. Last week, to top alll this off, I received an extremely critical and negative review of my work performance; this after 10 years of exemplary reviews from the same company at the prior divison. I am a 30+ year professional in my chosen field and have never been treated in this manner.I'm currently in possession of an email from HR outlining the discussion, confirming my concerns over her behavior, and a letter from my physician explaining in detail his concerns over my job related stress with relation to this supervisor.What is my recourse? I need to work, but there is no fixing this situation. I also feel that there could be some age related and medical discrimination based on her commentary. I want to work for another 10 years but at 63 years old I have no illusions about the issues I'll face in the job market.Who can I talk to and work with to get this resolved?Thanks.Tom S

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I'm a pharmacy manager at Walmart. To make a story short, an

I'm a pharmacy manager at Walmart. To make a long story short, an employee made an "open door" complaint that I was not always professional when I spoke to her. Though I disagree, first my market director had my entire staff taken into the office and interviewed about how they like working for me. This was done in front of me while I was at work, causing me embarrassment and horrible anxiety. After day 1 of interviews, I called him to let him know I can't focus at work and having anxiety and he told me I basically had to deal with it. The next day they interviewed my remaining staff in front of me taking each one into the office and again, I was distraught and couldn't focus on my job. 2 days later in a meeting with him and 2 other managers, he asked me to divulge my medical conditions and asked what medications I was taking in front of everyone. I was embarrassed as he probed into my personal life and my anxiety disorder. At the end of the meeting, he asked me to hold a meeting with my entire staff and ask them what concerns they have about me personally, write them on a board, then take that list of "insults" to the pharmacy and post them on the wall with statement on how I'm going to change, then email him my plan of action. I feel horrified. I have not had this meeting because I feel it's insulting, humiliating, and belittles me as a manager. I feel all of this is wrong in so many ways. What should I do? Is it legal for him to put me through this?

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I was accused of slapping the hand of a employee is was on

I was accused of slapping the hand of a employee is was on camera ,but I have 2 witnesses that I did not slap her , she has hired a lawyer they have contacted my employer if I quit my job will the employee suit still continue

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