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Hello,

I am writing to hear ya'll's opinion on next moves. I was inspired to write this after reading a post from another jobcaser who's name I didn't catch, unfortunately. I recently worked for a company Xerox who was contracted with Verizon Wireless. They are guilty of countless acts of oppression not the least of which is hostile work environment. There were several incidents and events with specifics that occurred during the course of my near-year-long employment there. I attempted to address these incidences with HR and with all levels of management, who in the end all proved themselves to be part of the problem. When I was fired for not backing down and for insisting that sexual harassment, mysogny, and racism end in the workplace and that managemen and HR actually do their job I was fired (how surprising). I then went to our Human Rights Commission who did nothing (again, not surprising). The legal aid hotline I called was of no help and neither was the one lawyer I was able to get ahold of - he said they can pretty much do whatever they want b/c Washington has at-will firing law. This seems ill-informed as Washington has labor laws, do we not? The reason I am writing this is because I continue to hear horror stories of unfair firings, the awful treatment of workers (Verizon outside laborers are actually on strike and are standing in solidarity with call center workers) and the daily oppressions that continue to affect countless workers there every day. I really want to see those responsible for this disgusting treatment of people have to be accountable in some way. Does anyone else have an experience like this that ended in a positive solution? Any ideas about where to go next? Thanks in advance and good luck out there, ya'll.....

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Let me help you out because from the few comments that I've read it's fueling the fire but not providing you with an action plan. You actually went to the wrong regulatory agency, you should have gone to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). They are the ones who investigation retaliatory terminations, discrimination, pay inequities, harassment and constructive terminations. Keep in mind that you can't go to them with allegations, you need some proof. It can't be he said she said without documentation. So if you have emails, faxes, policies etc. If would also add more value to your claim if you have one or several (the more the better) employees (past or present) who would validate your claim. You would also need record of who you spoketo, when and if anyone else was present and sign an affidavit attesting to their actions. Once that is received and submitted by the EEOC they would contact the employer regarding the allegations for notification action process and the company would have to respond with 60 days. Depending on what kind of response is provided back to the EEOC, they would coem in and investigate and offer to mediate this situation to resolution. If their findings are inconclusive or in your favor, they will inquire about what you want to do next (settle out of court or provide you with a right to sue letter). And you would go from there.

Good luck!

JG!

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John Hoh
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Did you keep a journal of what went one, whom you met, the outcomes of meetings? Laws are well and good but unless there is an air-tight case very few will take on such litigation. The government is the worst as it's merely a bureaucracy keeping itself alive.

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Libby Hollander
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In third world America laws only apply to certain people. third world country, third world jobs, third world treatment of labor

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Conella Johnson
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Try EEOC .

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Leah Evans
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I can relate to your situation I worked for Jeff Wyler of Columbus and had to work in a hostile work environment and had my job terminated after doing the day's work with no real explanation after all along I was told I was doing s good job. I am a single mom with 4 kids to support so this was devastating to me as you could imagine when I went above my boss to the general manager for further explanation he simply told me I wasn't a good fit? What does that mean ?? I went above and beyond my job description even to the point of running errands in my own car when told to. It's not right that the government doesn't hold companies accountable for discrimination because that's exactly what happened to me!! Sharon Amos was a horrible employer who had the nickname dragon within the company she is a miserable person and I guess if you ain't as miserable as she is your not a good fit for the job so if applying for a job with her leave your good natured personality behind and talk about your worthless x husbands and have a dark outlook on life and then you will be a good fit for her.

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Ethan Hart
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Well, (not that I'm prone to paranoia, or am a conspiracy theorist) but it might be said that if the nation's biggest cellular/phone/networking and electronics is involved, it is POSSIBLE that such a network could be mis-used, or abused by a person (or persons).

(Whatever laws govern such, it is possible that some person or persons COULD mis-use, or use such things for whatever reason.)

There are known instances throughout history of some very deeply entrenched organizations even holding positions of power within law, religion, etc., as well as well known corporations etc., even government and/or ALL those things...

Possibly the only best approach might be to contact lawyers in person. (And don't go just with one lawyer, or firm, but if possible find several, that are willing to work together as a check/balance team if as you say the problem seems to be bigger than one person, or organization.

Best of luck.

Or alternatively, perhaps it isn't for you personally to usher in such accountability.

Perhaps the best alternative coarse then:

Remember. And recount your story to any listening ear. Perhaps if it is an issue to be resolved, the instrument or opportunity for that endeavor will cross ur path. (Should that be, and remain as your most important endeavor or priority)

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Andrea Fortin
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Most workers experience all that and more. Unfair extra assignments, union dues but 0 support, managements that do what they want. I say walk far away!!

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Karen Ryan
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call a local news station troubleshooter bring it to light let the public know name names

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JB Blank
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Where to go next?

The 'next' step is to make sure the resume is both up-to-date and reflects your finest points - skill sets, credentials, relevant education, accolades, and so forth.

Then, start shipping out copies of that resume anywhere that's preferred and acceptable.

Remember, one need not wait for a company to hang out the proverbial "Help Wanted" sign. There's no harm in sending (or handing, if that's easier) a copy of the resume anywhere one might prefer to work, like to work, or even find 'acceptable' to work.

What's the 'worst' that could happen? The company COULD say 'No', right? Well, what response is there from any company NOT sent a resume?

'Take' whatever job one can get, even temporarily, that brings in needed income and helps support the household. That can be done while one 'pursues' the exact position they dream of having.

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Preston Wilson
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I was "terminated" last September 1st from a dream job. No explanation given (right to work state down South) and previous evaluation reflected no issues with my performance nor included any corrective actions. The CFO was the hatchet man from a firm based in New England. He was a short , pontificating know-it -all who had been "institutionalized" with this firm for the majority of his professional career. My replacement was HALF my age! And companies wonder where employee loyalty went!!!

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