Dallas, TX asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Texas

Q: Harrassment from bosses and coworkers.

I have worked at the same place for just over 14 years. In that time I have had issues of what I feel is harrassment from coworkers and immediate supervisors. When I have gone to HR I was the one who ended up being disciplined. As a result I have had a bad attitude and getting in more trouble.

I have had issues with one particular person, went to HR. After explaining this situation of what I believed was harrassment I was asked by HR "what do you want me to do?" I believe I got that response due to the person I had issues being a older gentleman with more seniority...more about being a male/female thing.

Recently, a coworker was sexually harassing another coworker...long story short, the one who was doing it basically got a slap on the wrist, probation and demotion. That was only because HR didnt or wouldn't look through surveillance footage.

I have PTSD, depression, anxiety and other health issues that make things like info above agrivates.

Do I have any recourse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Hi, more information is needed to fully evaluate your situation. Generally, workplace "bullying" is not unlawful. To give rise to any sort of legal claim, the harassment you are experiencing would need to be sexual, or based on your race, gender, religion, or disability, etc. I would reach out to an employment lawyer in your state for a consultation.

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