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This is the original problem from an employee...
I am on orders to not talk about anything that goes on in the office.
"What goes on in the office stays in the office."
The office head told me today if I wanted to see a lawyer to do so. He says since the company found no bullying ( people above him it's a big company with
high-priced lawyers) I am not allowed to say anything to anyone.
The lawyer I did contact said it would cost me $1,700 just to see if I have a claim. I can't afford that. And based on the information I received on my time off there seems to be little recourse in taking the
issue to the courts.
Why do we tell our children to not put up with
bullying in schools? When they hit the real world they have nothing to fall back on. I am considered a strong person. A single mom for 13 years who went back to university, got a degree with no child support
and was passionate about my job. A new boss and all hell broke out.
Why? Because I am not a week woman who need a boss to make every decision for me. It's been going on for almost two years. I am so tired of it all I have been on EI for the almost four months away from work due to what is basically a nervous breakdown. I had to go back to work and have been there for just two weeks. The bullying beganagain on my third day back. I was reprimanded on how I asked for time off that I was due. Apparently it is inapropriate for me to say anything about anything that is not work orriented. I mentioned I needed to make dinner for my family before going back to work in the evening.
Today I got reprimanded big time for four typos in a submission. I fit the criteria for an abused victim
on the Canada Safety Council website. The bully, my boss, fits the criteria for all of the bullies. I am so tired. The worst part, I am good at my job. I get compliments all of the time for my accurate work from the public, yet no kudos at all from the office. Just today I
heard someone had e-mailed me office on my accurate and excellent work, but of course nothing positive was said about me. I need my job, I live in a smaller community, I have mortgage and bills to pay as well
as a child to support with little or no support. I have to go to
work every day and it is hard. I am under the microscope. Every little detail I do wrong being scrutinized. I have worked for this company for six years, only since the new boss came in did I have trouble. I really need help. But I do not know where to turn.
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Your manager should take into consideration of your work ethic. If everyone else recognizes your work, why doesn't your boss. You are a victim of what can be constituted as a hostile environment. There is working to better, but if better is being reprimanded all the time, that hurts morale, and more-so hurts you. I would suggest you inform Human Resources and talk about your situation.

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