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Can't Take Mental Harassment


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this is in an area i can't categorize. i have been suffering from ptsd for 34 years,claim is in finally,diagnisis is done.since i got out of the military,i have worked twice for the federal govt.this time i can see retirement in the distance.now here's he problem,on a daily basis,my coworkers ,bang on my office wall for eight hours a day and run away,5 days a week.when i react,as i usually am scared shitless,they laugh and jeer. i have asked,pleaded,try to explain my ptsd.my supervisor has been unable to get them to back off.this has been going on for years.

what can i do?who can i turn to? my shrink knows this but offers no solution.i feel like i will lose it before i get my claim and retirement.

anyone ever get this treatment at work?and a federal gov job to boot.i need help soon.

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simple fly,

File a complaint with the EEOC....this wil wake up your stupervisors.

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Simple fly, is there anything in writing, even an e-mail, that would prove you've gone to your supervisor numerous times for relief? Your PTSD I would argue is a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and you are asking your supervisor to make a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Under the circumstances, your supervisor cannot provide a reasonable excuse for not enforcing his authority to accommodate your disability and get his staff under control. The accommodation is reasonable and does not cost your employer an unreasonable amount of money, etc.

If not, give him one last request in writing. Don't threaten, don't be wordy, don't go on and on describing the problems you have, just describe the situation briefly in writing and refer to all the past times you've made the same request, to no avail. DO NOT TELL HIM THAT YOU'RE GOING TO FILE AN EEOC COMPLAINT! If within two weeks there is no relief, then you file a complaint with the EEOC under the ADA. You must give your employer a chance to fix the problem, which I know you've done in the past. But, you have to be able to prove it, otherwise, it's your word against theirs.

If your employer retaliates against you, you are better protected under the law AFTER having filed the EEOC complaint than you are before filing the complaint. Which is why you need to keep quiet about the complaint, and let the EEOC inform your employer it's been filed. Are you able to play an IPOD or MP3 player with earplugs at work, maybe that would help you not hear the banging on the wall. I don't know what your work situation is, but it's unacceptable for you to be treated that way, and I see this as a way you can fight back.

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Good reason to keep your health issues to yourself....

But since it's already out there... Keep your cool and follow your heart brother.

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Re: "my coworkers ,bang on my office wall for eight hours a day and run away,5 days a week.when i react,as i usually am scared shitless,they laugh and jeer."

Your coworkers are cowards, plain and simple. They not only cowards, they are stupid.

Furthermore, your supervisor has the leadership qualities of a Cabbage Patch Doll.

I like the advice VAF gave you. I just re-read it and it touches upon just about everything I can think of.

Good luck,

Ron

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I agree with the plan to put in a formal complaint to the EEOC officer that provides oversight of your workplace. also I would contact the local NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Health). They have people who are in place to listen and make recommendations to Veterans. I think they could give you an reasonalbe idea as to how to approach this problem locally.

Once you complain, to EEOC officer (I would get documentation of dates, times walls hit and then have another conversation with your boss. Take a notepad and ask him to speak slowly because you are documenting this meeting and you intend to send him a memo of understanding that will go to the EEOC. Include in that letter your discussion and PAST discussions that you feel that he has not acted upon.

Tell him the conditions you work in are intolerable and unacceptable. You are looking to him to fix it. Do not mention illness. Discuss that only with EEOC. If necessary, give permission to your therapist to speak with EEOC, provided there is trust between you.

Then pick up your head, look smart and keep your mouth shut. Let the process (which in of itself is stressful) happen.

god bless

patti

this is in an area i can't categorize. i have been suffering from ptsd for 34 years,claim is in finally,diagnisis is done.since i got out of the military,i have worked twice for the federal govt.this time i can see retirement in the distance.now here's he problem,on a daily basis,my coworkers ,bang on my office wall for eight hours a day and run away,5 days a week.when i react,as i usually am scared shitless,they laugh and jeer. i have asked,pleaded,try to explain my ptsd.my supervisor has been unable to get them to back off.this has been going on for years.

what can i do?who can i turn to? my shrink knows this but offers no solution.i feel like i will lose it before i get my claim and retirement.

anyone ever get this treatment at work?and a federal gov job to boot.i need help soon.

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Yep-file the complaint-

If this can be filed directly with the ADA EEOC-file it there- although as I recall the feds have a special format to follow-

they have to have opportunity to handle the complaint first-

My husband proved in the first ADA EEOC case here in NY-that a federal contractor had discrimiated against him due to his PTSD.

They did hire him but under a lay off- recall they did not recall him in the legal recall order.

The $$$$ damages he won were all of the salary he could have had but didnt have that the company cost him due to their discrimination.

I did the legalise stuff for him and used the FOIA law extensively.

Get a photo cell phone or a mini camera and somehow document what these employeees are doing to you- and as someone said get your complaints to the supervisor documented-

even in email to him-

email is evidence too.

An EEOC case requites employees to give testimony- it is that testimony that can help you win the case.

Above all -do NOT continue to take this crap without taking documented steps towards legal action via the EEOC.

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