Dear Evil HR Lady,
I have been at my current place of employment for over twelve years. I am the only in-house graphic designer. A year and a half ago, I started dating a new employee in my company. His boss said horrible things to him about me and other women in the office. He tried to talk to his boss and then his boss’s boss. He got nowhere. So he went to HR and then to the CEO of our company. Two days later he was fired. He filed a suit and it was just settled in July.
All of a sudden, my CEO is starting to bother me. He called me into his office with my boss and told me that he had many incidents of my making mistakes on projects. He said he had documented several of these mistakes (which I know nothing about). Recently, a document went out with a typo in the headline. It was signed off on by the department manager that requested the document, but I was told that it was all on me. I was also told that I made a mistake on a press release that went out. The problem with that is that I didn’t do the press release. Other people within my organization do work that I am supposed to do, and all their mistakes get blamed on me. I have become the company scapegoat and am very concerned about this.
The president of our company has said inappropriate things to me in the past, as have other employees. When you go to HR you get in trouble. So clearly no one goes there anymore. I don’t know what to do. I have two kids, and the flexibility and insurance that come with my job are crucial.
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