No one said working in the White House would be easy, in fact it is likely
far from that. The stress of politics and trying to make the country happy
is a lot for any individual to bear, no matter what position they are
in. When dealing with politics there are often times a lot of controversial
issues that are brought forth, and it is the government’s responsibility
to sort through these details. While there may be reasonable ways to work
through disagreements, many times if there are two sides that refuse to
bend, it can create for an undesirable work environment, if not hostile.
Sadly, on Capitol Hill in 2011 there have been multiple complaints about a
hostile work environment These complaints vary from sexual harassment, to a variety of other complaints.
The Washington Times the Congress’s Office of Complaints will take these concerns and
offer their employees counseling as well as mediation in order to work
through the issues. What is shocking however the fact that there are so
many complaints at the Capitol is, totaling 196 just last years. Reports
claim that these mediation processes are costing tax payers a lot of money as well.
Reports say that the Capitol tries to keep these issues within the group,
and there have been many settlements made in order to keep things quiet.
Unfortunately, there are still people who get away with their actions
for one reason or another, and as a result victims are left without justice
being served. For example, there was one case that involved a Florida.
The Representatives case was dismissed because the court said the accuser
lacked information and concluded that what she brought forward was not
valid. When people who worked under the representative, they claimed that
she was so horrible they would rather be at war in Iraq than continue
to be under her.
Situations like this continue on, and despite how many complaints have
been made, it is very possible that little steps have been taken to give
the victims what they deserve. Choosing to stand up against sexual harassment
or an otherwise hostile environment in the work place takes a lot of strength,
and it takes even more courage when you are dealing with the government.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of this sort of treatment,
male or female, don’t hesitate to take legal action. Contact
The Federal Practice Group today to talk things over with an experienced attorney’s office
that specifically has experience when dealing with government issues.
We want to help you receive what you deserve, call today to discuss your
situation and don’t be the victim any longer!