Sexual Harassment from Chaplain - page 2

I'm not really sure what I am hoping to happen by telling my story... anyway... here it goes: I am a hospice nurse and I love my job. Several months ago, one of the chaplains (male) requested oral... Read More

  1. by   LuckyGirlSuze
    Hi Everyone -
    Here is another update for you.

    The short answer is - nothing has happened.

    HR responded to my email stating they would "get back to me this week" after I requested a resolution by noon on Friday. Well, it is Friday, almost 9pm where I am and I have heard nothing. No email, no call...

    So, I called the lawyer I have already been in contact with and I left him a message so we can meet next week.

    I am so confused and honestly I am shocked I did not hear from HR. I really thought I was going to get somewhere this week. I am almost at the point where I am going to apply to take FML until this is over. But I guess I am not there yet.

    hppygr8ful - Thank you for your thoughtful post. I am going to tread lightly with the lawyer. I do not want to lose my job and I do not want any action taken against my license so I am going to be conservative as possible. Honestly, I think I will lodge a complaint with his licensing board before I would do anything that involved the entire company.

    I will continue to keep you updated.

    Thanks again, everyone. It feels good to have people to talk to about this.
  2. by   BerryhappyRN
    I'm so sorry Luckygirlsuze, BSN! Everyone here has provided wonderful support and I wanted to let you know you are not alone. I too worked with a "chaplain" who constantly made inappropriate comments and essentially groped me the few times he hugged me. I was not as strong as you and instead of reporting him chose to remove myself from the environment. Looking back, I wish I had reported his disgusting behavior because (I now realize) that I for sure was not his only victim and he will continue his assaults on other women. He too has since left that organization, but sadly he will never leave my memory. Good for you for standing up to him and please don't get frustrated enough to stop fighting. I agree, if your company does not address the situation to your satisfaction seek legal counsel. He has got to be stopped. Otherwise someday his inappropriate talk may turn into inappropriate action.

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