Candace Boyd
over 6 months ago
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A friend of mine has been on her job for quite some time. Lately her new managers have been criticizing her work, speak negatively towards her, and even placed her on a PIP. She called me this weekend frantic because she's never been treated this way by any other managers before and suddenly she's a poor performer. She shared how other teammates are talking amongst themselves about finding a new job, posting out or taking an LOA. She's afraid HR will only make the situation worse and it's considering legal advice at this point. I really hate to hear this because she goes to work everyday and this just started happening. She's experiencing stress, anxiety, weight gain, and just an emotional roller coaster. Should she seek legal advice or contact the EEOC?

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Charles Ragans

Non-union companies can make it difficult once new management take over. Check EEOC for your rights,

Non-union companies can make it difficult once new management take over. Check EEOC for your rights,

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Rene Gonzalez

Story is incomplete,something is missing, that's my point ...next

Story is incomplete,something is missing, that's my point ...next

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Hun Kame

The new managers are pretty vile - and they want her and her co-workers gone. Best advice I could give would be for her to quit.

The new managers are pretty vile - and they want her and her co-workers gone. Best advice I could give would be for her to quit.

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Paul Raye

Sometimes people try to test u

Sometimes people try to test u

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Earl Sapp

Your friend should see a lawyer, and file a suit against that place

Your friend should see a lawyer, and file a suit against that place

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Maribel Florez

This situation is very bad

This situation is very bad

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Sasha Rogers

What Glorioso below said is correct. A bad or unfavorable evaluation does not fall under Discrimination. It be nice if it was that easy, but a supervisor, especially a new supervisor could have any one of a number of reasons for an unfavorable evaluation. Our court systems would be so tied up if everyone, who thought their evaluation was unfair filed a complaint. The way I see it, as both an HR Department head, and someone whose been in the job market themselves, either let was said make you stronger and more determined, or start looking for a new position while you keep your current one. No one's going to tell you to stay someplace where you're unhappy though. Filing a complaint may solve the problem short-term, but it might also make things more tense with Management.

What Glorioso below said is correct. A bad or unfavorable evaluation does not fall under Discrimination. It be nice if it was that easy, but a supervisor, especially a new supervisor could have any one of a number of reasons for an unfavorable evaluation. Our court systems would be so tied up if everyone, who thought their evaluation was unfair filed a complaint. The way I see it, as both an HR Department head, and someone whose been in the job market themselves, either let was said make you stronger and more determined, or start looking for a new position while you keep your current one. No one's going to tell you to stay someplace where you're unhappy though. Filing a complaint may solve the problem short-term, but it might also make things more tense with Management.

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Paul Winger

Initial response, contact the EEOC. I need you to write down why your supv. talked to you in such a way (they probably said so when talking to you). A bit of employment history, how long, other supv., etc. The EEO people will ask for the letter from you starting your case. Have been through this a lot myself. Good luck to you.

Initial response, contact the EEOC. I need you to write down why your supv. talked to you in such a way (they probably said so when talking to you). A bit of employment history, how long, other supv., etc. The EEO people will ask for the letter from you starting your case. Have been through this a lot myself. Good luck to you.

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Angela Caldwell

Contract EEOC! There is a retaliation law where if they terminate her she could file a lawsuit.

Contract EEOC! There is a retaliation law where if they terminate her she could file a lawsuit.

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Linda Keeton

If your friend is older, sounds like a push out. EEOC protects harassment from owners, supervisors but not peers. I experienced this and had I been black, and the age 71, I would have been in a protected class. Since that was not the case, I had a choice, perseverance or abandonment. I chose perseverance and they finally reacted to a false accusation and I was fired. 12 years with company. I drew unemployment.

If your friend is older, sounds like a push out. EEOC protects harassment from owners, supervisors but not peers. I experienced this and had I been black, and the age 71, I would have been in a protected class. Since that was not the case, I had a choice, perseverance or abandonment. I chose perseverance and they finally reacted to a false accusation and I was fired. 12 years with company. I drew unemployment.

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