yeah, Im hoping to not have to file a suit at all. it turns out that like THE DAY we went back they held a meeting on sexual harassment, discrimination, and other harassment...video and all.
so now everyone is ronchier than ever because of course the whole dont sexually harass ppl video made people immature and uncomfortable. i think people will be a little more aware for a while...
my problem is that i forgive people way too easily. I know they are going to do shit like this again, but im likely going to get along with them too well to feel like its needed to do anything legal. my husband and i are going to remind each other when we are too nice.
Being a forgiving person is awesome BUT consider others that are in/may come in your task force that are not as emotionally strong as you and may face the same misbehavior if left unchecked. Either way though, it's how you feel at the end of the day; if it's worth it. You and your hubby sound like good support between the two of you.
But if it were me....no matter how "close" I feel to my staff....they would come to know a different side of this "friend". Business is business. Actually the mere fact they suddenly had an in-service like that tells me that after much gossiping they realized they could be in potential legal hot water.
maybe they realized, maybe not. We did talk to someone really high up the chain... we are hoping for the best and if nothing improves, and if the gossip gets worse, we WILL take legal action. threat time is long past.
what about taking it to the labor board? they cover all the laws and regulations in the area assigned no matter the company I think they would help they can be fined for forcing you to do work they know is dangerous.
thank you. i finally found them after calling some random law office. I had a GO FIGURE moment and realized of course it would be in the department of workforce services >.<
they definitely said that we are protected by privacy acts, and that her retaliation in an attempt to punish my husband by gossiping is harassment in their book. they said that they arent allowed to give legal ADVICE but the person I talked to said to get with a lawyer right away.
I knew that's how they would reply. I took a course that teaches your rights in the work force, I'm in Canada so I'm not sure if the states have one, but I figured the rules couldn't be that much different
as a legal assistant i'm not aloud to give you any legal advice but if you would like to come into my office some time and talk to one of the lawyers you can get a free consultation. He'll basically explain what actions you can take and such. give me a call if your interested
Make a record of what all has taken place, when it took place, where it happened, and who said / did what.
It's bad enough that they've been informed you and your husband have medical issues and yet are scheduling work assignments that aggravate them anyway. But if it's true that the management is spreading gossip about the two of you, then even if it's not outright illegal in your area it's still so incredibly immoral and unethical that people should be losing their jobs over it.
Additionally, if you and your husband can prove that you were injured on the job, you've got OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as an option. And if you and your husband have been medically certified as "disabled" by a physician, you have the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) as well. Both organizations have reputations as being absolute nightmares to deal with, and so if even one of the two agrees to investigate you'll be seeing soiled trousers all throughout the management of where you two work.
we werent injured on the job, but injuries that happened elsewhere prevented us from doing our work well, if at all. I had a back injury in october where I am lucky to not have needed surgery. I couldnt get out of bed to go to the bathroom for a week and was almost fired over it. I have had my medical issues diagnossed and I have been deemed "disabled" but my husband hasnt even seen a doctor about his issues. I have begged him to, and hes starting to listen, but now he doesnt have insurance anymore and isnt excited about going to a doctor.