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Coworkers want me to quit

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Ca.
Two coworkers that I sit next to in our department are trying to point out mistakes that I have made. A fellow employee told me she hears the two talking about me behind my back when I walk out of the office and they stop when I return. When I asked the coworker why is he doing this and told him fellow coworkers are hearing them and told me of this situation. He said I should just quit now and make it better for everyone else. I asked if that is what they are trying to do to me to me and he said yes. I told him he now has witnesses to his confession. I went to management and told them. Is there anything that can be done? Can these coworkers be fired for causing a hostile, uncomfortable and stressful working environment?


Senior Member
Sure they can be fired for talking about you. They can also be fired for being ugly, for being employed or for any other reason the boss feels like firing them for....just as you can.

This is a ridiculous issue that should be between children in grade school. Grow up you AND them.


Junior Member
Reply from wolfstar

Why do I need to grow up? I'm not the one doing this, I am that target for whatever reason. I'm trying to get this resolved which is not happening by myself therefore management will need to intervene.


Senior Member
Is there anything that can be done? You already did it - you complained to management.

Can these coworkers be fired for causing a hostile, uncomfortable and stressful working environment? CAN they be? Sure. Do they HAVE to be? No, because they are not doing anything illegal. This is not a hostile work environment in the legal meaning of that phrase and even if it were, management still wouldn't be required to fire them. Acting petty and being mean-spirited is not against the law.

I suggest you ignore these two. They'll get bored with the situation when they realize you are completely impervious to it.

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