My state job has been ruined by racist bullies (I am mixed, they are mostly black).
They harassed me for almost a year. It got worse and worse until I could not take it anymore.
First they tried to physically intimidate me.
At first, I stood up to each of them. This crushed their precious egos which they could not live with.
When that didn't work, they resorted to using my disability as a weapon against me (PTSD). They did this by pulling the fire alarm, calling the police on me on my break, jumping out from behind pillars to scare me, sneaking up behind me inches from my head and coughing loudly in an attempt to make me panic etc as a few examples. This became an everyday ritual.
They also spread as many lies about me as possible (telling people I said things about them when I didn't so they would also harass me, telling people that I was looking at women inappropriately etc), and people believed them.
For months every time I walked into a room, every female would cover herself up (pulling their blouse closed tightly, pulling their skirt down and running away from me outside, literally). I got treated like a sex offender.
It got so bad that I had to go into therapy.
Finally people who sat near me got sick of this, and told our EEO administrator. The bullies found out about this, and the harassment got worse.
I tried and tried to reason with them, but they would not reason. Eventually I got tired of being treated this way, so I brought documentation of my disability to the EEO administrator and filed a complaint.
At this point the harassment got unbearable.
People that I've never seen before started showing up at my car before and after work to harass me.
I also reported this to the EEO administrator. After a couple of weeks of this I started parking in the pay garage because I didn't feel safe.
About this time the EEO administrator told me that they were not going to take action.
He said that I gave him too much documentation to read, that I expected an answer in 2 days (which is not even true), and that someone else they interviewed gave him a different story than I did. He even went as far as to gas light me like I imagined all of this.
A couple of days after this one of the bullies informed me that I made them look bad by parking in the parking garage, and that her friends had my license plate number, and that they were going to do something to my car.
That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
I reported this to the EEO administrator, and he again stated that they were not going to do anything. I told him that I could not deal with this anymore, and that I wanted to resign. He talked me into going on short term disability (which was only awarded for 1 month).
My career is over, and my girlfriend of five and a half years could not handle this so she broke up with me. My life is ruined.
I have no support system, and I don't know how to deal with all of this. This injustice has left a wound that I am not sure will ever heal.
How do you feel like you got away from abuse when you still feel the physical, emotional & mental pain of it everyday - very much so the physical pain makes it feel like did I ever really get away, I mean he didn’t murder me like he wanted to because I finally escaped, but the physical pain makes me still feel like I’ll never get away from the abuse, like I’m still being beat & abused...