Told to not post on Blind and go to HR instead

Undisclosed X63
Apr 4, 2018 138 Comments

Anyone on here been told not to post on Blind?

There’s a sexual harassment problem where I work and they told us not to post about it on Blind and they are monitoring what we post. Is this even legal to not allow employees to speak out or post publicly about sexual harassment in the workplace?

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  • TuneIn Gfdcbhhjj
    What company?
    Apr 4, 2018 3
    • TuneIn Gfdcbhhjj
      Got scared? Good. That’s what we achieve here, at Amazon. Put your head down and look nowhere else but code 🤡
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Slack dkwaT9
      HR reps for companies are always lurking on here. Instead of lurking on here, they should be focusing on fixing probs like OP posted about.
      Apr 8, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dr.13
    Fuck them. Post about it in Blind. They can't prove shit. If they fire you, sue them and get rich.

    These fucking companies threatening people.... What a bunch of bullshit.
    Apr 4, 2018 4
    • Twitter Ljm0Jl
      I agree with @Gfdcbhhjj. If you give us the name of the company or people doing this, we can expose them. These are the people who cause the public to think everyone in tech is a "tech bro" or an arrogant prick.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Google lhaze
      You probably couldn't win a lawsuit for that, but might at least qualify for unemployment
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Deloitte / Other ParPaper
    Hi OP, have you made any progress since you posted this? Hope things are improving for you.
    May 29, 2018 8
    • Undisclosed Lt2II4
      This place is garbage. We all just smile through our teeth and pretend to like the CEOs. It takes a toll on your mental health for sure lol 🤪
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Deloitte / Other ParPaper
      It really does take a toll. I’m sorry.
      Jun 23, 2018
  • Pinterest oh9Bnx
    If you don't feel like you can trust your HR (and I don't blame you) you can bypass HR and just file police reports for each of the sexual harassment incidents. It will be much harder for them to retaliate against you or cover it up if you do that.
    Apr 5, 2018 7
    • Uber / Eng Sxnnw90
      Bypass hr. Don’t waste your time.
      Apr 8, 2018
    • PyLadies gipj22
      Bodily autonomy is important and if someone at work does not respect that, don’t wait for HR to address it. Do this ^
      Apr 8, 2018
  • Deloitte / Other ParPaper
    I posted on Blind, “looking for others at Deloitte who have been sexually harassed” and I got a load of PMs. Now I have allies. I suggest you do this first. Get allies. Then get legal advice. HR is not going to protect you- in my case, they protected the perpetrator and fired me after I reported.
    Apr 5, 2018 6
    • Deloitte / Other ParPaper
      Your situation may not be as extreme, but you can imagine that a violent person might feel emboldened in an environment where lewd behavior is tolerated. If someone at my company had put a stop to this partner’s inappropriate comments and sexual advances earlier, he might never have had the opportunity to attack me. So, thank you for trying to stop it at your company. You might be preventing something far worse from happening down the road.
      Apr 9, 2018
    • Undisclosed Da kine
      So true.
      Apr 9, 2018
  • Undisclosed / Eng VentureOne
    “Whether or not you are represented by a union, federal law gives you the right to join together with coworkers to improve your lives at work - including joining together in cyberspace, such as on Facebook.”

    https://www.nlrb.gov/rights-we-protect/whats-law/employees/i-am-represented-union/social-media
    Apr 27, 2018 13
    • Undisclosed hLX9Eq
      This thread has gotten too confusing. I think there are conversations going about multiple companies and I'm having a hard time deciphering which is about my company and which is from employees at other companies. I assume others are having the same problem but maybe its just me.
      Jun 12, 2018
    • Undisclosed skNZF0
      Most of us are not confused by it ;)
      Jun 16, 2018
  • Workday LRVPM8
    I mentioned this on a #metoo post last week and I will keep posting this option until I'm blue in the face on threads like this: Consider contacting the investors about it anonymously. Their money is on the line and it's in their best interest to correct this problem especially with sexual harassment finally being taken more seriously by media and people in power.
    Apr 5, 2018 7
    • Microsoft 05Lqfe
      if they didn't disclose that that this was a documented issue to investors before investing, i think what you just described is investor fraud.
      Apr 8, 2018
  • Undisclosed / Eng VentureOne
    I recently filed a charge against my employer and won. You should definitely post on Blind. It gives other employees who you don’t know directly, a way to contact you to join your case. You should speak to a lawyer. I spoke with Christie Del-Rey Cone and thought she was fantastic.
    Apr 27, 2018 12
    • Undisclosed Flsgbq94
      The people in power who covered it up are just as guilty for knowingly putting employees in a situation with a serial sexual harasser and refusing to correct the problem. This is why they are not respected, trusted, nor taken seriously by staff...because they aren’t leaders.
      May 4, 2018
    • Microsoft wfhome
      The law should be updated to convict those who knowingly hide crimes and put them into prison. Tons of such assholes around.
      May 4, 2018
  • Undisclosed pies
    Whoa didn't know there was a "hide company" option
    Apr 4, 2018 11
    • Undisclosed Tringtring
      I don't use company wifi or company laptop for any personal browsing. I'd rather pay Xtra for the data plan and keep my job
      Jun 6, 2018
    • Undisclosed U6BTqT
      @Tringtring now that's some smartness right there! Good call on this!
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Undisclosed donaldrump
    Why do you want to post it on blind anyway? Just curious. I didn’t know this was a forum for whistle blowing...
    Apr 4, 2018 4
    • Undisclosed donaldrump
      Oh, I’m new to blind and didn’t know there was such a thing.
      Apr 5, 2018
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