How to report metoo incident in autodesk

Aug 21, 2018 34 Comments

My gf is in Autodesk and she is facing metoo incident. Her manager harasses her like anything, she literally cries everyday. Is there any org in Autodesk where women can share their concerns?

As everyone is asking and to be clear here, it is not sexually harassment. It is more of mental torture which is impacting her performance and life badly. It is like moving her to completely new profile to make way for his favorite candidate [ I don't want to disclose her profile here but think it is as from business to automation testing]. She is trying to fit in to new profile and learning new stuff but he ensures it doesn't happen in many ways. I can't quote explicitly how to be anonymous.


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TOP 34 Comments
  • Autodesk M_M
    Autodesk doesn’t care about women’s rights, it only cares about metoo doesn’t affect its name in PR. Get a job lined up and rat this asshole out.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Athenahealth / Eng anon2040
    Actually HR does help . My wife faced harassment from team mate at Autodesk San Rafael and we were able to get the offender fired . She had collected proofs , without which it’s your word vs other persons .
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Google / Mktg QuadLovin
    Harass her how? Her managers actions needs to be illegal, not merely a douchebag/jerk/rude/selfish/crude/prick.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Autodesk jPdN66
    Yes. Tell her to check her email on July 30 for Andrew's company wide message. In it are instructions for reporting anonymously and/or getting in touch with a team created for exactly this reason.
    Aug 22, 2018 2
    • Autodesk AADC36
      Is there anyone who knows how it works? I tried filling in the details. If I share details of the manger. He for sure will know I raised the request. Is there anyone who has used the 'ethicspoint' ( the portal which Andrew had mentioned) ?
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Undisclosed / Mktg Fleadesk
      If it is made in good faith, they have to investigate. For the sake of others who may experience the same thing (currently or in the future), please report it!
      Aug 23, 2018
  • Facebook dNWA83
    Aug 21, 2018 3
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      500 Startups
      Before doing please make sure she has a Job lined up.It happened to my wife and I can tell you HR only protects the company.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Undisclosed cYjj15
      HR at Autodesk is quite laughable. They definitely protect the company and don’t even try to make it seem like they are helping. To be fair the purpose of hr is to protect the company and not the employees
      Aug 23, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Hitmonchan
    Can she wear a wire and get recording? If so maybe get him fired.
    Aug 22, 2018 2
    • Microsoft zakss
      That's what I suggested her. In next 1-1 do that and start getting data from emails and chats
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Atlassian / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

      Atlassian Eng

      A prematurely grumpy somewhat old man
      Luffy, M.Dmore
      CA is a two party recording state, but it's still often advantageous to do so.
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    So few things I would suggest having recently helped someone with this.

    Before anything, she shoukd figure out what her end goal is. The rest of the email assumes, she doesn't want to continue to work there, and wants something done about the manager.

    1. Collect evidence. Emails, coworkers she can trust who can attest to her managers behavior, recordings etc. Be very specific.
    2. Conversation with skip manager, and if possible something written in email from the manager on what they intend to do.
    3. Lodge a formal complaint with hr. They may not do anything, or do something minimal, but it is important to show that she lodged a formal complaint.
    4. Get an employment lawyer to start looking at all this. All of the stuff before allows your lawyer to make a very strong case for discrimination and harassment.
    5. Start looking for a job. Most of these cases end up in mediation with some money, but it can take a very long time to resolve.

    Good luck to her. This kind of thing can be super stressful and she should get help and support from friends and loved ones.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Citibank Ilsn45
    Examples of harassment?
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • New Dwyer
    Lawyer up
    Aug 22, 2018 2
    • New / Design

      New Design

      Sr. Product Designer
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Autodesk yJGj20
      Have you actually done or seen that or you just like the sound of it?
      Aug 26, 2018
  • Synopsys tacoss
    Can u share details of the harassment?....IMO, Ask her to standup to her dignity and yell back at that manager in front of other 3-4 colleagues....Then walk up to +1...threaten of harassment case....create a big scene...enough to invite other people to the scene...the boss will get a lesson of life...then calm down...tomorrow will be a different day...keep the pressure...start writing a document/blog...publish this process the boss will leave or ur gf should leave...but make sure she walks out with dignity....I have seen this happen to a friend...the boss became apologetic and was eventually booted out....good luck.
    Aug 22, 2018 1
    • New / Design

      New Design

      Sr. Product Designer
      Look At Hollywood over here..

      1. no
      2. Make sure she has another job lined up
      3. Gather evidence/proof
      4. Report to HR
      5. If no action, contact lawyer
      6. If they fire her, good case
      7. Quit. Work at new job. Choose legal action or to live life and forget about it. Depends on how much trouble she’s willing to endure for some extra cash and a win.
      Aug 22, 2018


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