The male GM of my company has been watching porn in his office with the sound on and the door open, right near my desk. The girl who sits near me and I reported it to the Office Manager - we don't have an HR department (or HR policies, that I know of). We are a very small company (7 people in office). After one of the times we heard it, she checked his browser history and saw that there was a big block of time missing during when we heard it. She has not yet reported it to the president. I have heard it 3 different times. I feel uncomfortable and unsafe being there. I want to quit but I'm not sure if I will be able to collect unemployment until I find a new job. I haven't been able to get a recording of it yet so I'm not sure if I have enough evidence. I live in MA but work in NH.
You have a hostile work environment. Talk with the President and then prepare to be terminated and you will have a nice hostile work environment lawsuit and retaliation. Pass your story by an employment attorney in NJ and see what they say. This should be in sexual harassment.
Is there a record that the two of you made the report? If not, there should be. A company is required to conduct investigations of reports of sexual harassment, take prompt remedial steps to prevent re-occurrence, and also not retaliate against those who reported it. The two of you should also go together to a local employment attorney.
Don't quit, but start looking. If you are terminated soon after making the complaint (and as discussed above, have proof that you made the report), you have a claim for retaliation.
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