Is written email fr a board member acknowledging retaliation based on whistleblower&harassment based on sex sufficient for claim

Asked 6 months ago - Anaheim, CA

My Supervisor and staff got together and filed claim of insubordination and harassment against me. The supervisor in response to me complaining and whistle blowing about lack of proper documentation on questionable $1.5 million construction project got together with my staff whom I had meetings of poor performance for 2 years to file complaint of harassment. They both have an interest to fire me. My staff in exchange for filing this claim would get additional out of class pay when I'm on leave and chance for promotion into my position once I am terminated. I complain verbally to the highest level on my concerns and mistreatment. My supervisor has made my life miserable at work. However, no action is taken to protect me. What evidence would I need to have to prove this?

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Two current active case involving women complaints against male administrator for harassment is still working. While I, a woman, was placed on leave of absence pending investigation of possible misconduct on my part. The male executive HR has nothing on me and was conducting the investigation while he placed me on leave. I know the other cases are far more serious than claims from my male staff that I 1. yell and scream 2. make him do meaningless work 3. no annual evaluations given provided to him. And from my male supervisor that I am insubordinate. I was never was given specific items of act of insubordination from the HR, just general accusations. I am now on leave of absence for a week now. They asked me back to meet on Tuesday first thing in the morning. Trying to get representation with me on that day.

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  1. Neil Pedersen

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    Answered . Your headline and you question do not match in a very significant way. If the retaliation you face if because you reported some internal financial issues, such conduct is generally not protected conduct and is instead lawful. If the retaliation you face is because you reported sexual harassment in the workplace, then that is unlawful.

    There is obviously more here than you can post on a public internet site. You would be well served to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.

    Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.

    Good luck to you.

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  2. Reza Torkzadeh

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    Answered . Sounds like a very serious matter. I would immediately discuss this with a lawyer experienced in this area of the law. In California, there are many laws that protect employees from this exact type of behavior. There is no room for harassment in the workplace. Very strict and enforceable laws when it comes to whistle blower claims.

    None of the information found in my answer should be used as legal advice, a substitute for an attorneys... more
  3. Jonathan Aaron Weinman

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    Answered . Consult with an employment attorney. Documentation supporting your claims help but whether you have actionable claims will depend on the facts.

  4. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron

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    Answered . Make sure you maintain under your control contemporaneous notes. What you have written is just conclusions. You need chrono and specific acts. Listen to counsel and get to a good employment/human rights lawyer soonest.

  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . The post is convoluted, but if you were the victim of incidents of sexual harassment, retain a local sexual harassment lawyer to investigate.

  6. Charles J. Ware

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    Answered . Generally, Whistleblower claims are very specific to the government agency, or company doing business with
    the government agency, or company receiving government funds, or individual entities receiving or causing the loss or waste of taxpayer funds. Sexual harassment claims . Based upon are just that.
    Based upon your statements, I do not see either here. Get a lawyer ---quickly.

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