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3,534 words with 6 Comments; publish: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:52:00 GMT; (80046.88, « »)

So I have experienced sexual harassment and verbal harassment on the job as well as discrimination. I work for a contract company that works for one of the Big 3 and the sexual harassment issue was handled by the Big 3 company but my employer did not report it to our HR dept. or to the owners of the company. I have also been verbally harassed by my boss in ways such as, "I make it my goal to ruin your day" and upon asking to leave early one day due to illness, "What are you gonna do for me?". Also, constant swearing and yelling and slamming things as well as using foul language to describe another woman in the workplace and complaining about his b*h of a wife. There are also many occasions where I am exposed to talk of a sexual nature and references to pleasuring oneself and since I am the only woman this is made even worse as it comes from all the men I work with. I have experienced discrimination in the way that I have been told I will not move up in the company because as a woman "I am too emotional."

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    • Did the alleged harasser work for the contract company or its client, the Big 3 company? How did the sexual harassment issue get to the attention of the client? Did the actions of the client stop the offensive behavior of the alleged harasser?

      Why didn't you notify your employer that you were experiencing sexual harassment? How do you know that the client didn't discuss your complaint with your employer? What is it that you want your employer to do?

      Who has told you that you wouldn't be promoted because you are too emotional?

      #1; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:49:00 GMT
    • The harasser works for the Big 3 and I brought it to the attention of the client and my employer, but only my direct supervisor. Yes, the situation was handled by the client company but I don't feel as though there was sufficient follow up by my company....such as follow up by my HR department or by the owners to make sure I am in a safe environment, I don't think they even are aware of the situation but this may be a mute point by now. I feel as though my supervisor should have made the HR dept. and the owners aware of the situation and now I am to a point of maybe that is something I should take into my own hands.

      The other harassment is by my direct boss here at my contract company and it has been brought to the attention of his direct supervisor as well as the behavior of the other men I work with and their inappropriate behavior. This has all been mentioned by me to my direct boss, to these men and to the supervisor and nothing has been done. I was told by my supervisor that maybe I "should have a sit down with my boss and explain to him the weight of the situation". A. that has all but been done and B. not my job to counsel my boss on his behavior.

      I have been told by 3 men, my direct boss-one of the owners-and the supervisor, that I need to watch my emotions. Ok, so this came on the heels of losing my mother and I did bring some of that to work but that was a year ago and there are men who have moved up in this company, ie. my boss, that have daily tantrums, swearing fits and throwing things..so to me that seems like female discrimination but I could be reaching.

      #2; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:25:00 GMT
    • How many employees does your company have? approximately 100-150
      #3; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:13:00 GMT
    • yes, Michigan. Sorry about that...I tried to go back and fill that in but it wouldn't let me.
      #4; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:26:00 GMT
    • What is the name of your state? Do you live and work in Michigan?
      #5; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:08:00 GMT
    • How many employees does your company have?
      #6; Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:30:00 GMT