California Attorney General for review
United States of America

Sign this petition if you want bullying to STOP NOW!

In Santa Monica, California, I’ve been bullied at my work place. When I reported this act to my boss, his response was, "Figure it out. You do your thing and he does his." 3 months later, the bullying never stopped. It had gotten so bad, I found myself stressed out and more depressed going to work. This affected my home life. My days were filled with anxiety wondering when our next conflict would rise, where I would have to stand up for myself and not be attacked.

I documented and dated all the events to HR and asked for a transfer. HR said my formal complaint wasn't substantial enough, they couldn't transfer me and to go ahead and submit my 2 weeks notice. It was pretty much cut and dry. Thus proving, this company is another statistic on turning heads to avoid dealing with employees being victimized.

At the end of the day, HR didn't hold the coworker accountable and I lost my job. This sends the message that HR enables bullying in their work force.

Workplace bullying is on the rise. While statistics vary, some studies reveal that nearly half of all American workers have been affected by workplace bullying, either as a target or as a witness to abusive behavior against a co-worker.

Bullying is not allowed at school nor online and it sure isn’t allowed at my home. Why is it allowed at work? As a victim, bullying can cause deep depression, anxiety and even death through escalating violence or suicide.

No one deserves to feel scared at school, work or home. Too many people who witness bullying never step forward for fear of becoming a victim themselves or risking their career.

By signing this petition, we are protecting innocent victims from being bullied. Companies need to address the importance of this epidemic and how it will not be tolerated. Most of all, said bully will be held accountable for such act.

We, the signatories of this petition, call on the California Attorney General to consider a Federal Law that protects the rights of bully victims and hold people accountable for their bullying behaviors.

Too many people are scared to speak out for fear of becoming a victim themselves or risking their career.

No one deserves to be bullied and it's time a voice is put to this issue.

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The Stop the bullying at the work place! petition to California Attorney General for review was written by Emmarie Dempsey and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.