Q) Im looking for answers to my problem. Im currently working for a company that continues to treat me with disrespect and am being harassed I have been with this company two years and this is an almost daily occurrence Im a hard worker and don’t cause any Problems my Co workers like the way I work and say Im a hard worker.but my supervisor says differently to the owner and constantly puts me down today Tuesday may 6th I was cussed out by my supervisor and this is an almost daily deal in front of employees and other businesses and pedestrians I was told I was a (stupid ignorant son of a b) in front of employees for no apparent reason. I can’t take it anymore to be in this kind of work environment but the only reason I havnt quit because I have alot of bills that have to be paid.Im unable to make it to any job interviews because they want a doctors note or a medical excuse for any absences I work 6am to 5pm Monday thru Friday and can’t make the time to go out and find another job while working at this company I was hoping you could give me some advice on what to do
and how to handle the situation i have already talked to the owner about it once before about another supervisor that is doing the same thing when I was on his crew as well and he went and told the supervisor what I said and I was then called a name as well
A) I’m sorry to hear that you are experiencing harassment and disrespect at your workplace. It is important to address this issue and find a solution that works for you. Here are some steps you can take:
- Document the incidents: Write down the date, time, and details of each incident of harassment or disrespect that you experience. This will help you keep track of what is happening and provide evidence if necessary.
- Talk to HR or a manager: If your company has an HR department, schedule a meeting to discuss the situation with them. Alternatively, you can speak to a manager you trust. Explain what has been happening and provide any documentation you have. Ask for their help in resolving the situation.
- Consider filing a complaint: If the situation does not improve, you may need to file a formal complaint with your company. This can be done through HR or by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Look for a new job: While you are still working at the company, start looking for a new job. Try to schedule interviews outside of work hours or during lunch breaks.
- Seek support: If the situation is affecting your mental health, consider seeking support from a therapist or counselor. They can help you deal with the stress and anxiety caused by the harassment.
Remember, you have the right to work in a safe and respectful environment. Don’t be afraid to speak up and take action to protect yourself.
If you are being harasses and bullied at work you need to take action:
- Tell the person who is harassing you to stop.
- If the harassment continues make a record of each harassment including date, what was said by who and witnesses.
- Report the harassment to your manager
- Always keep calm and do not retaliate
- Set up a meeting with supervise and person harassing you. Share the record of your harassment and ask that it stops.
- If harassment continues take complaint to higher management.
- If Harassment Continues report to your state department of Labor or get legal counsel.