A lady at my job started making my life at work a living hell, she would cut my part wrong on purpose so I would have to redo them almost hitting me with her part more than a few times we were in the bosses office at least 4/5 times HR was involved as well nothing happened I kept telling my boss she is out to get me. So 5 months ago she took my good parts off a chart and put bad ones on it, another co-worker told me they were the wrong part I said I didn’t put them on there he asked the lady, she admitted to doing it the boss called about 6/7 co workers in his office separately including me and I told him again she is out to get me so he moved her to another building, for the last 3 weeks is has been coming back to my building, not doing or saying anything to me but I just don’t feel safe when she is around me I told the boss he said he would talk to her supervisor about her coming over there the next week she came 3 days I writing the boss office he said he never talked to her boss and he couldn’t stop her from coming in the building because she works for the company I was upset and told him I was going home I stay home for 2 days went back and was wrote up for leaving work
"Workplace disputes" is a broad term and covers a wide variety of situations. Some of those situations can be addressed through the legal system, and some cannot.
There is no federal law prohibiting generalized workplace harassment. Harassment is only legally prohibited when it creates a hostile work environment, meaning the harassment is "so severe or pervasive" that it causes an unfavorable change in the terms and conditions of your employment. Even then, federal law only prohibits harassment based on sex, race, age, disability, national origin, or religion.
Although some states have their own laws which deal with workplace harassment on a broader front, Indiana is not one of them. In Indiana, one can only pursue bullying in the workplace if it constitutes some other recognized tort, such as battery or assault.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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