My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Florida
Could please someone answer the following? Thank in advance!
I was subject to verbal abuse by two female employees of different race than mine, and I am a different nation of origin than them - (time period -one month before I reported them to my supervisor).
I was called names every other day (stupid, smelly, crazy), and was told "I hate you" by one of them.
I also heard a male employee making a comment how he would like me in his group just for sex. I told this to my supervisor, but harassment by other than those female employees increased tremendously especially when one of the females that verbally abused me told a male acquaintance of the same race that I reported her.
After that I was called slut, whore, and followed by one of his acquaintances during the lunch time.
At the same time, I was also being trained for a more complex task unlike those two females who harassed me, and whose work I was given to correct often.
At that time of my training by a male coworker, I heard people behind me talk about me and my nation of origin in negative terms which I would not repeat here, but also called names - "a s..t", stupid, "turd" by a couple of employees as well as I was told "I hate you" and "liar" by a employee who pass by my cubicle when she was telling me this. Other employees would also ask why is she is being trained? , why she is getting a phone? (a part of training would be through a conference call), what are her qualifications?, (I have a degree which others two females do not possess, and was told my female supervisor and her boss that I am doing a better job and that is why I am getting trained for a more complex task). There was also a possibility of getting a promotion.
The harassment by other employees other that those two reported to the supervisor especially males continued, and they would often comment how I am a s..t, comment about my body, - one of the employees that I saw him follow me - would describe what I was doing during my lunch and say sexual profanities about me. It got to the point - that gossip that I can hear in my background and slender ( I was ashamed to go to lunch within the campus of the organization), that I would lost my concentration, get panic attacks, and finally I had to quit the job because I could not stand it anymore especially when five individuals met me in a hallway and called me "w..re" and one female just outside the building "a s..t" after a male employee who followed me and telling sexul jokes as well as stories, lies about me was told to stop by a female employee. The supervisor was quiet and nice to two female employees that started all of this being afraid of their race card, but cold toward me. I know names just of those two females that I reported my supervisor, my supervisor's name and her boss name. I suspect that he knows about this. Other individuals’ names that harassed me I do not know.
What are my legal rights? Whom to report this - EEOC or contact a lawyer?
My temporary agency is investigating the case. How to get the names of other witnesses?
I was shortly employed there, but I have consequences and I am in counseling - panic attacks, and possible PTSD as told by my counselor.