Sexusl Harassment in The Work Place
Organized by: Angeliz Rosado
Three months ago I started a position in sales, making commission with good hours. The money I was making was enough to pay for my bills with enough left over to help my family with theirs, my boss however became very inappropriate, making sexual innuendos and caressing my behind everytime he passed, when he heard me humming or singing he'd say things like "if you were mine I'd make you sing to me all the time" and soon became disrespectful and aggressive when I didn't acknowledge his behavior. I spoke up to my superiors, over and over and over again, but they all said the same thing. "He simply makes us too much money" or "He's new he doesn't quite know how to behave yet" or "maybe you aren't being work appropriate either" eventually they stripped me of my position and told me it was for my best interest and to "remove me from a toxic environment" but he was unscathed. Now I'm hardly making enough money to feed myself on. I have to pick and choose which bill my paycheck will allow me to pay and which one I'll have to pay back with interest. I haven't eaten in 2 weeks just to have enough money to pay my car payment or my electricity. All because I spoke up about sexual harassment. I Just need enough money to pay for my backed up bills and legal representation. Anything helps.