Stop Gender Discrimination and Retaliation at Mediacom
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Stop Gender Discrimination and Retaliation at Mediacom

    1. Tia Aniston Marquez
    2. Petition by

      Tia Aniston Marquez

      Youngstown, FL

 

  On May 10, 2010, I accepted a position as a Customer Sales & Service Rep, Front Counter with Mediacom Communications Corporation.  Six-weeks after training I was in the office alone that is when the Sexual Harassment began.  In August 2010, I reported a technician’s inappropriate behavior to his manager; he was looking down my top, not leaving, or moving when asked I informed him I was being Sexually Harassed.  I also had to remind the technician of my sexual orientation, I am a lesbian, and I did not appreciate his comments or sexual advances.  I reported the technician’s inappropriate behavior numerous times to the same manager and several other managers over a seven-month period.       

   On March 15, 2011, I reported the same technician for Sexual Assault to his manager and my supervisor, the technician grabbed my breast.  My supervisor informed me she would contact human resources regarding the Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.  April 28, 2011 I reported the same technician for Assault attempted physical attack to human resources.  I had a pair of scissors in my hand prepared to defend myself.  I also informed HR of the events from August 2010, I was shocked and disappointed when human resources stated there were no reports of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment. 

  Mediacom Communications Corporation managers and supervisors are responsible for reporting any such incident of Sexual Harassment to their Human Resources Department.  Therefore, my supervisor the technician’s manager and human resources Gender Discrimination and Retaliation led to a Hostile Work Environment and my forced resignation in February 2012.  The Sexual Assault and Assault should never have taken place!

 

Please sign, share my petition, and tell Mediacom Communications Corporation to Stop Gender Discrimination and Retaliation against female employees that report Sexual Assault in the work place.

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    1. Mediacom’s Attention

      Tia Aniston Marquez
      Petition Organizer

      I want to thank everyone for signing my petition, as you know every signature counts, my purpose was to get Mediacom’s attention and it worked, unfortunately it wasn’t the attention I had hoped. Mediacom has threatened me with legal action if I don’t suspend my petition and cease all public publishing’s regarding the sexual assault, sexual harassment and assault. I refuse to let Mediacom BULLY me anymore. Mediacom has Discriminated and Retaliated against me now they want to take away my right to Freedom of Speech and Expression. It’s more important NOW than ever to tell Mediacom to STOP Gender Discrimination & Retaliation! Please forward my petition to everyone you know.

      Thank you
      Tia N. Aniston Marquez

    2. Reached 50 signatures

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    • annoymous beginings MIAMI,FL, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      fairness and justice

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    • Katherine Montesino DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      All Emplyees should be protected by their employer from any and all sexual harassment advances

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    • Sandra McElvey YOUNGSTOWN, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Employers have a duty to protect their employees from harassment. Employers are responsible for the acts of their supervisors, managers, and employees if it knew or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known of the harassment and failed to take timely and appropriate action. Timely and appropriate action by the employer is crucial. Courts have held that five days to investigate a complaint of sexual assault is too long.

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    • Sandra McElvey YOUNGSTOWN, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      All supervisors must understand that they are accountable for immediately reporting incidents of potential sexual harassment regardless of chain of command. These supervisors' failure to report caused the case to go to trial--potentially, a very costly mistake.

      BY LOIS A. BAAR, AN ATTORNEY WITH JANOVE BAAR ASSOCIATES LC IN SALT LAKE CITY, AN AFFILIATE OF WORKLAW NETWORK.

      COPYRIGHT 2005 Society for Human Resource Management

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    • Sandra McElvey YOUNGSTOWN, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      The 2011 Florida Statutes

      Title XLIV

      CIVIL RIGHTS Chapter 760

      DISCRIMINATION IN THE TREATMENT OF PERSONS; MINORITY REPRESENTATION

      760.10 Unlawful employment practices.—

      (7) It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer, an employment agency, a joint labor-management committee, or a labor organization to discriminate against any person because that person has opposed any practice which is an unlawful employment practice under this section, or because that person has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this section.

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