University Of Phoenix DID NOT RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF HARASSMENT FROM MGMT Phoenix Arizona
I worked for the UNiversity of Phoenix, Axia College as an Enrollment Counselor. My boss took a liking to me, and she was always making me go to COSTCO, or ROSS, or anywhere during business hours, and I was losing students because of the time I was forced to spend away from my desk. When I told the supervisor DARA LEE that I did not want to go with her anymore, because it was taking away from my productivity, she began to hold back leads from me, and make my life miserable on her team.
When I refuted the marks she gave me on my evaluation, she really began to attempt to intimidate me by slamming things down on my desk, not assisting me by calling back students that she needed to talk to, and saying that my area smelled. She also had her manager friends make snide remarks to me when I walked by, and she turned my team members against me.
I filed a report with Human Resources, and maybe 48 hours later I received an email from Marce Largent, who was the Employee Relations Consultant (ha) at that time. She assured me that my case was being investigated, and said that it would take apporximately 30 days to get a resolution. So for 30 days, I was subjected to a hostile work environment. I asked if I could be moved so that I would not have to suffer daily harassment from this woman and her cronies, but they refused to move me to a safer working environment.
I ended up having a nervous breakdown, and had to seek professional help. My Doctor put me out from work, and started me on a regimen of Effexor 150mg a day, just to calm me down. I became extremely depressed from this orderal, and to add insult to injury, THEY NEVER DID ANYTHING!! When I called after the 30 day time period to find out what new team I was going to, they told me that Marce Largent no longer worked there, and they don't have any idea what was going on with my case. I could not understand how I supplied them with all of the e-mails, text msgs and phone calls to support my claim of harasment, and they did nothing.
They ended up firing me, because I would not go back to work under those conditions, and I would not go back until someone updated me on my case. I feel abused and mistreated, and I feel that UoP did nothing to protect me, and I was discriminated against by management.
I am definitely actively looking for legal representation, because I feel that not only were my Civil Rights violated, but that I was mistreated as an employee, and nothing was done about it.