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    Default Retaliation for complaint against manager

    I recently quit my job (housekeeping department manager, salaried). We provide total facility service, i.e., housekeeping, building maintenance, construction, etc.

    Each time we'd have a property visit by our brass, or our customer's brass, I'd be told if the building didn't look good, I'd be terminated. My operations manager told me one day that I didn't do what his boss wanted (she works in another state) but what our building manager wanted, and they werre two different things. Even though I had good reports on the building condition, I was always threatened.

    The threats really started when I turned in the maintenance department manager for looking at pornography on company computers (crashed two of them, which I repaired, one being the Energy Management computer that belongs to our contracted customer). I turned in the internet logs, as well as a print-out of a page of pictures of nude girls that looked 16-18 years old.

    The operations manager and the maintenance manager had a meeting, then I was called to the meeting. The maintenance manager told me he was very unhappy and that if he heard any of this again he'd lose his job because he'd attack me and try to beat me.

    The operations director ignored the threat, and told me he was putting all the paperwork in his miscellaneous file, and that we'd just sweep it all under the rug.

    After I quit, the oeprations director told the maintenance and housekeeping personnel not to talk to me, and that I put myself in a position that I shouldn't have by turning in the other department manager.

    They both are trying to terminate everyone who knows anything about the incident.

    What recourse do I have to aid the remaining employees, and do I have recourse to pursue sexual harassment charges against them and the company?

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    Default Sexual harassment

    It is not clear from your narrative what sexual harassment had to do with your decision to quit.

    You can make yourself available as a witness for any employees who pursue wrongful termination claims.

    You may wish to discuss your situation with a plaintiff-side employment lawyer in your state.

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    Default A Question...

    Am I correct in assuming that if pornography is displayed in the workplace, which is inappropriate, it can be defined as sexual harassment if allowed to continue?

    The operations director allows it to continue even after it has been complained about.

    While I have no problem with pornography in itself, it should not be tolerated in the workplace.

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    Default Re: A Question...

    Quote Quoting dealdr
    While I have no problem with pornography in itself, it should not be tolerated in the workplace.
    That is not the type of response that is likely to form the basis for a solid "hostile workplace" claim - that is, you're not claiming to have been in any way intimidated by the conduct you now question.

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