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As an captive agent with a major insurance company how do I

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As an captive agent with a major insurance company how do I stop my district manager from harassing me.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Legalease replied 11 months ago.

Hello there--


What do you mean by "captive agent" ? Also, is the harassment due to your race, gender, age (over 40), disability, religion or sexual orientation ?



Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am an independent agent with Farmers but I am under the supervision of a District Manager. She is withholding a sales bonus check and using it to force me to pay her personally for tickets to a company sponsored sales achievement day trip. She approached me in a meeting with other agents and in an effort to embarrass me told them "I am unprofessionial" because I didn't call her from the Urgent Care office when I was receiving medical care instead of being on the day trip. She said she expects me to send her a check and didn't give me my bonus. She has done this before.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 11 months ago.

At this point, I would file a written complaint with your HR department for harassment and a hostile work environment. If they do not address it or ignore it then you would have grounds to file a potential claim. I suggest the written notice to HR because generally any judge expects this prior to filing of any suit. This is also your evidence that you gave them notice and they either ignored you or even retaliated against you for registering the complaint.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 11 months ago.

Let me know if you have any additional questions. Otherwise a positive rating would be appreciated.