I’m a retired veteran
- Worked on military installation
- Falsely accused of sex harassment by female coworker a day after an argument she started with me on her receiving preferential treatment and more hours on the work schedule. NOTE: I’d mentioned my concerns to members of staff to include management with no results.
- She filed the allegations with the Air Force Equal Employment Opportunity
office, these subject matter experts found no evidence and sent their findings to the Services organization for further actions.
The unit conducted a Commander Directed Investigation and substantiated that I’d “inappropriately touched” the accuser and dismissed me
- I never received any documentation and or statements regarding the case other than a dismissal letter in spite of asking.
- I never was contacted by anyone, other than an investigation officer (military member, who took my initial statement) to answer additional questions, provide rebuttals to witness statements nor allowed to present any defense. I HAD NO REPRESENTATION.
- The local HR office never advised me of my rights and or actions I could take in defending the allegations.
- The union representatives who’d initially accompanied me for my initial statement (he works for the unit in question and in my opinion had a conflict of interest) has now informed me that he isn’t allowed to represent me as I haven’t been employed for at least six months and was still under the six month probation period.What I’m interested in? Do I have a case? As the accuser is also a veteran and served previously in the AF, can her records be subpoenaed to see if there is a pattern? Mental stability? I think she has bipolar issues and may have filed a case against someone while active duty?