I have had to deal with workplace harassment. I have few qualms (anymore) getting outside authorities involved if need be. In Canada we are well represented in this regard (as you may know).
It's your self-esteem you need to protect, because if you loose that, it's very hard to function!
Anti-Harassment Policies for the Workplace
Bullying in the Workplace
A good friend of mine teaches criminology at one of the local universities, he wrote his thesis on bullying.
Thanks for all your advice and links. I was bullied in school and learned the hard way how to defend myself, but this was against girls and even though I stood up to a gang of them in the end, they weren't grown men over 6ft tall.
I never ever had any problems standing up to bullies after that, until now. This guy is very tapped in the head and since I don't know him any more than what I've told you all here, I could be putting myself at serious risk if I get the police involved.
As I mentioned before, no one saw him pin me against the table or most of anything. All I have is him coming out in the hall in front of my boss to watch me get ready in the break room and him hovering around me in front of another boss after he was warned to keep his distance from me. They did nothing, so the next day I requested a transfer to another department.
My famale boss made sure the bigger bosses were in the hall and break room guarding me every morning after that, but that was it.
He continued to stalk me during breaks when the bosses weren't around, so after 4 months of this trying to get away from the slime bag was more than my nerves could take anymore.
It took everything I had to go back to work there, but I knew this would be my last year there, so it was better for me to just go.
I wish I had the energy to fight back, but my plate is already overflowing and my nerves have had enough.
2 months before this creep was hired on at work, I found out that my mother has emphysima and COPD. I was devistated and am still numb. She's my best friend and this is going to be more than enough for me to have to handle emotionally and I'm just not strong enough to tackle this big slime right now.
This piece of **** is new to his community and since people in these parts are mostly hunters with large gun collections, I have a feeling someone is gonna give him just what he deserves one of these fine days.
Speaking of guns. I gotta go talk with David before I get me a nice shiny one
I've been away from the shop for a few weeks now and it's just the past few days where I've started feeling better. I'm not afraid anymore, which is a relief since I live in fear for almost 5 months before now.
Got all my paint ready today and got my first room prepped and ready to get to work because what I really need is to get this house ready to sell so I can get closer to the city where all the secure jobs are.
Here's going for yet another new beginning.