Justice for rape victim who lost her job while rapist still works with company

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I’ve worked with the company Inogen through a temp service called Prostaff in Richardson,TX. I was working at our main building when my coworker Karonto Garett asked if our supervisor was here, I said no, he replied with “Good, let’s go on break” it was 9:30am when I agreed to go with him as I always did.” Karanto was my friend I trusted him but now I realize the red flags of his conversation about other females in his life and at work. He would constantly claim he would get any girl he wanted and make them do his bidding even while at work. I would roll my eyes not taking it seriously. He would point women out in the warehouse and blantenly ask them if they wanted to f*ck and then continued to pester them when they denied him. “ 9:40am was when it started. I went to hand him my sourin vape when he grabbed my hand and tried to put it down his pants, . I looked at him in the face and I didn’t recognize him anymore he had a dark look in his eyes and his entire demeanor changed. I asked what he thought he was doing and got my hand back. He replied with “Come on let’s have a quickie” I instantly replied no. He then forced his hand in my pants touching me sexually when I pushed him off. I was about to get out when he immediately drove off to another parking lot next to our building where he got out and into the backseat, he then grabbed me and dragged me into the back with him and pulled my pants down and proceeded to rape me, his arms wrapped around me like a boa constrictor. My head smashed against the side door. I couldn’t breathe but I kept saying stop and trying to get him off. I couldn’t do it. After he finished he tried to high five me. He asked why did I look so hurt and sad that it wasn’t cheating, that I did HIM a favor. After I was able to walk away I played it off like my manager needed me. He decided to follow. After he went his own way I ran to my supervisor and told him everything. Eventually the cops, HR, and detectives were on the case. I was sent to the rape clinic where they did a rape kit. In the process they found his pubic hair. The clinic is currently 3 months behind in processing samples. I was sent home where I had to tell my boyfriend and family. It hurts to see them hurting for me. The temp agency put me on temporary leave during the investigation and Inogen the company Karanto works full time at also put him on temporary leave for investigation. Pro staff pulled me into a interview for an HR investigation about the situation. They asked me questions like when do I feel comfortable going back to work. Which I answered the Monday after Christmas(2018). I had asked multiple times to verify that I would indeed be getting my job back at the same location (inogen) because I felt at home there. I don’t feel like I should be punished by working at a different location or to even be let go all together because of something he did to me. I even stated that I would be fine working the same shift as him for a limited time as long as I still had my trusted group of coworkers around me because I loved working at this place that much. I went home to work on accepting what happened and to try to heal, when I decieded I was ready to go back to work I was told by prostaff against what was formally said that I can no longer go back to my previous location of work. That I was being forced to go to a different work place that I had no safety net and knew no one there. While Inogen greeted my rapist with smiles and welcomed Karanto with open arms with no intentions of firing him or any punishment at all. Inogen told prostaff that I was welcomed back if I felt safe there. While I was healing I barely could get out of bed, couldn’t eat, and couldn’t stand to be left alone, I had to have my boyfriend or a friend with me at all times to feel some semblance of safety. I lost over 5 pounds since it happened a month ago and being already of a small stature that is a bit of weight. 

My aim for this petition is about getting my job back and making other women beware of Karanto Garrett and men like him who feel like women belong to them whoever they are. The people who work at Inogen should understand that they have a rapist working along side women and it doesn’t seem like they care or that they want to protect their female employees. 

I understand that the police haven’t filed anything yet and the rape kit has not produced any results as of yet due to the lab being 3 months behind schedule, but that does not make it okay for this man to come back to work and for this company to keep it quiet around the other workers. He should at least still be on leave until the case is closed .