Archives for the month of: May, 2012

I listen to so many stories, each day then I came across this one.

Click on the link below and see the anger in this man’s life. Verizon should be ashamed but they do not care because Verizon will make money anyway. Their employees are just useless to them, and can be replaced.

The amount of money Verizon spends on attorneys to represent Verizon is nothing, but a drop in a bucket.

Verizon has good employees, trying to do the right thing and get punished for it, just what I did.

 

http://www.planetfeedback.com/verizon+local+telephone+%28and+fios%29/other/verizon+screwed+me/199743

 

Neal W. Dias

Filed lawsuits against Verizon or other companies for unethical practices:

I have been asked, about how do you locate the endless amount of lawsuits filed against a company, well here is the link.

I looked and found years and endless lawsuits filed against Verizon.  You will be amazed!!  This is a great site to locate people in your area, and state that have filed suit against your company especially for any Bulling / Retaliation.

Verizon has too many, but this is a great site that can help you and your attorneys when filing suit against Verizon.

Believe me, Verizon does not want you to have this access.

Directions & Link:

Leave “firm” blank – you are not an attorney – do not misrepresent yourself here – you can have a login as a private citizen

https://www.pacer.gov/psco/cgi-bin/regform.pl

Verizon:

It is simply amazing what you find when you did deeper into Verizon:

I am going to continue to dig up everything I can about Verizon and their predecessors. The leadership from these articles has never changed, as it is the mentality of this company.

The names have changed but the same inappropriate behaviors are the same.

http://www.planetfeedback.com/verizon+local+telephone+%28and+fios%29/other/verizon+screwed+me/199743

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgendernews/message/17347

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/04/business/state-urged-to-consider-removing-new-york-telephone-from-nynex.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-07-12/business/fi-569_1_nynex

http://multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1990/12/mokhiber.html

http://business.highbeam.com/137453/article-1G1-12212685/nynex-embarks-new-road

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1982&dat=19900818&id=2FZGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nSMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2321,2149762

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2006-11-01/news/18350994_1_verizon-lingerie-mr-esposito

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/17/nyregion/an-escalator-step-collapses-killing-woman-as-she-rides.html

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19870917&id=ZrUqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QmMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5557,994186

More to come,

Neal W. Dias

I love to open my blog page, “Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying,” to see who and where the readers come from.  Each day, I get to see, “Verizon Corporate Security,” peeking at my site.  Verizon, just want let you know, I do not hide nothing from you or the world.  Your recent threats to me about suing me for SLANDER, does not scare me.

 

Slander is defined as, “A false and defamatory oral statement about a person.”  What I say about Verizon’s, bulling management tactics, discrimination tactics, harassment, and your racist managers are the truth.  You will no longer use any bullying tactics to EVER stop me from telling the world just what you did to me, and continue to do to others that work for you!

 

I do not fear you Verizon or your attorneys from “Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge out of Boston.”  I do not care if they presented to me back in July of 2011 that they are in the top ten law firms in the country, I have God by my side!

 

If you, “Verizon” had any sense (which I see you have none), you would see that Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge out of Boston, are milking you.  You pay them over $1,000 an hour billable time, for about 2 years, and still going strong. And you have allowed them to push me into exposing you for what you are, and now it is only a matter of time before you crash.  They say, you take an elephant down, one bite at a time.

 

As I speak, behind closed doors, I am organizing multi-million dollar suits against you helping your employees fight back, from all over the country!  People are walking your managers into court houses pressing criminal harassing charges against them.  This is not out of revenge, so please do not think it is.  This is their rights, and my commitment and obligation to help them in any manner that I can, to help them seek a justified and healthy workplace.  Since you Verizon fail at that, I will take over and help you.

 

You can thank, Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge out of Boston, 1st manager “Mr. Malcome Benvie,” retired 1st level manager “Ms. Anne Best,” Area Manager “Mr. Laz Lopez,” Area Manager “Ms. Patty Regan,” Director “Mr. Robert Glynn,” Area Manager “Mr. Jim Fennell,” EEO – Officer “Mr Paul McGovern,” Area Manager “Mr. John Puopolo” and most of all Area Manager “Mr. Paul McCarthy  (all from the Southeast / Boston Massachusetts Area) for all your turmoil!   If you had the sense, once again, you will pull up years of documented grievances, and complaints against these ruthless individuals that have cost you probably millions in loss productivity and revenue.

 

Bullying, is about respect, and these managers have no respect for your hard working employees.  They also have treated managers so bad, and you have allowed it.  If by chance, anyone of your employees turn and harm your innocent employees, Verizon that blood will be on your hands.  When it came to me, the level of torment accelerated and I was targeted.  I was denied too many rights, now you will be denied peace.

 

I have proof, now in some on these employees above depositions compared to what was said at another time, that will lie them in jail.  They perjured themselves on Federal documents, and I have processed them to the correct criminal places.  They will be held accountable when the time is correct.  This is far from over, so I hope their lies were worth it.

 

You may look at me as a loud voice, but think logically for just one minute.  Would I “Neal W. Dias,” once a great and honorable employee fight this hard, and long and my story was not true.

Within one year, my cause will grow, and you will continue to be the company that will be in all the papers, media, in the halls of colleges and universities as an example of what not to do or become.  Verizon on Wall Street, you will be known as the company other CEO’s will not want to associate with.

 

Verizon as you spend millions on anti-bullying money in schools, and on your sites, I will post the truth everywhere about your HYPOTICAL lies and treatment of your employees.

 

Verizon this momentum is growing, and all for the right reason.  Today, I had realized as I was sitting in a press conference, what you did to me, will help so many others in and out of Verizon.

 

When you think that I am going away, that is when I am planning my next phase of exposing you – Verizon.

 

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

                                                                                                                  Edmund Burke

 

 

Neal W. Dias

Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

 

 

Verizon Endless Resources:

Verizon hired Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge out of Boston.

  • They are paying them over 1,000 an hour with the staff they have working on my case.  It cost Verizon hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • They have been dealing with my case for 2 years now.
    • Do you honestly think Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge, want my case to end.  Some law firms milk companies like Verizon and continue to abuse victims.
  • Now times this by thousands of cases each year.
  • Workplace bullying cost the company’s hundreds of millions a year, and increased unnecessary medical expenses.
  • They rather avoid the issue that harms their companies more, than to deal with the situation.
  • Attorneys from Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge, advised me to my face that: I will never see justice, as Verizon has endless resources, and even if I ever win in court, (which they highly doubt because of the new judge that is assigned to my case, will never allow this case to go to trial, because this judge does not favor discrimination and wrongful termination cases),  they will tie me up in court with appeals, so I will never see a dime or receive justice!

That’s bullying and pathetic at the highest level possible.  Denying people at the bottom justice, Verizon and their attorney’s state in reality – YOU ARE WORTHLESS AND HAVE NO VOICE OR POWER COMPARED TO US!

I beg to differ. My voice is being heard all over the world, and its getting louder each day!

Neal W. Dias

fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

I need all your help, the help of all your friends, co-workers and family members – and we need it now:

PLEASE, click on this link below, to help the legislators know in your state that we need, “The Healthy Workplace Bill” to be passed into law. Click on to your state, and you will see the: “HWCE-Z Letter E-Mailing Tool,” will be right on that page. It will only take one minute; them please post this message on your site, and send through your email list. We cannot complain of workplace issues, and not take the time to change things:

Its not about color, size, religion, sexual preferences, it’s about respect and justice.

http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/

Neal W. Dias
(Former Verizon Employee)
Blog page: “Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying”

Over the course of time, I have spoken to people all over the country personally, as well as received emails from all over the world.

Each and every story has touched my heart, and kept an impression in my mind.  But over this last week, I heard a few stories that have kept me up at night.

I have heard from professionals, well educated, incredibly successful, but dying inside.  When they decided to challenge the bullying that was taken place, in their work environments, it cost them their lives and careers.

I heard of the same feelings that I felt at one time.  I heard them say they feel dead inside, even though their body was moving.  They lost their confidence, and family life.  They were no longer happy and so emotional drained.

One woman from California, made me cry when she told me, that she purchased her plot / grave site, just recently as she does not think she can handle the emotional trauma any longer from being a victim of workplace bullying.  She fells that she is too old, to get the paying job she once had, and will suffer too much financially to regain her life back.

The other, is so hurt by the school department in Lawrence Mass, whom preaches Anti-Bullying to kids, but allows the teachers to have been bullied by the former Principal for all too many years.  Her sad story about giving up, on life and family destroyed.

Another told me about her son taking his life in the later 20’s as it was related to being bullied.

Since, October when I had launched my world wide campaign to expose Verizon for what they did to me, my life has taken on a different path!

I pray each day for all the victims, in the world (past, present and future) who have had to suffer from the inexcusable and immoral behaviors, for which companies refuse to accept responsibility for.

I have been working with attorneys that I know and other people to help me launch something huge, in my continued campaign.  One day, laws will help to hold companies and people accountable on Workplace Bullying – mark my word!

It is time, and that time is now.

Neal W. Dias

Dear Law Maker:

I am a 46 year old former U.S. Marine, who was brought up by my father, due to my mother passing away when I was 8 years old.  I have five children, a grandchild and a wonderful wife of over 20 years.

I was born in 1965, in Fall River Massachusetts.  I lived on the 2nd floor from my Grandmother.  I come from a very large family Cape Verdean family.  In 1973 we moved from the city, into the suburban neighborhood, a place called Swansea.  It was that year when I lost my mother in an auto mobile accident.

In 1984 I went into the U.S. Marines which enforced respect for one self and our Nation. After getting out of the Marines, I furthered my education and received my first degree, which was in Electrical Technology.

In 1997 I was hired by Nynex (now called Verizon), as a lineman. In 2004 I was promoted to manager as I was in the process of working on my second degree in Business Management and advanced to upper management, rapidly.  I was a valued leader on the Verizon Diversity Committee, and spoke at several locations.  I was on the Diversity committee and was directly responsible for ensure the first ever Verizon’s Diversity Week went on without any hitches.  I was awarded for my success in New York by the Verizon New England President.  I was apart of other specialized organizations within Verizon to ensure my voice was heard as I stood up against Bullying, Harassment, Racism and Discrimination was not accepted with the Verizon walls.

But it was in 2004 when I was promoted, I began to see Verizon employees getting bullied by Verizon Management.  I did what I through was best, and tried to halt the bullying that was taking place at Verizon, then it shifted to me.  After standing up against the powers to be, trying to help others I was targeted, harassed, bullied, discriminated against, endured racial harassment and eventually wrongfully terminated.

I was brought up with the belief of how you treat people, is how you will be treated.  It was embedded into my mind that respect was how it will be in my family.  My father said, “Respect people, work hard and life will treat you kind.”  This was the belief of a man who was discriminated against for so many years, because of his color, but never changed his values.

I knew then, I cannot walk away like so many others that have had to endure such cruelty, and that this bullying issue is larger than me.

After seven and a half years my story is still is not over as I am still in federal court in Boston Massachusetts awaiting the second summary of judgment decision.  I will continue to fight for justice and my honor.

I now have committed my life to help others, and started a blog page which has acquired over 14,000 readings and over 2,000 comments in only a few months.  After hearing all these stories, I knew I had to do something and became an advocate for workplace bulling.  This is when I stumbled upon “New York Healthy Workplace Advocates.”

I have helped to organize many in the fight against Verizon and other companies in the war against bullying in corporate America.  I have helped to guide so many to resources to guide these victims in the fight against any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, as this is my mission.

I am in the working on publishing a book, which will be out later this year as it is about the immoral, unethical and illegal treatment of employees and myself while working at Verizon.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor produced a fact sheet on numerous events in the workplace.  July 2010 they concluded that over a 5 year span, from 2004 – 2008, there were an average of 564 work-related homicides that occurred each year in the United States of America.  About 4 out of 5 homicide victims in 2008 were male
  • The U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that Homicide is the second highest cause of death on the job after motor vehicle accidents.  That amounts to every 3 cases to 10,000 workers.  Over 2 million workers are assaulted each year and 2, 000 people are murdered.
  • A 2007 national survey by Zogby International and Workplace Institute found that:
  • 37% of workers have experienced workplace bullying.
  • 62% of employees who received complaints about workplace bullying either ignore the problem or made it worse.
  • 64% of bullying targets eventually are pushed out of their jobs.
  • 73% of workplace bullies are supervisors.

**In the spring of 2011, I was in a Federal Deposition with Verizon, and they admitted, under oath that they receive over 104,000 EEO Complaints a year.  That comes out to 8,666 a month, and 2,000 a week, 400 a day.  Why so many?

In the last four years of my career at Verizon as a manager (from February 2004 – November 2008), as a black manager I have been a victim of enormous and continued bullying.  Discrimination, harassment, intimidation tactics, racism, endured racial comments, racial jokes, belittlement being forced to endure demeaning behavior and language.  I was ignored when reporting unethical behavior and abusive treatment to upper management and corporate compliance departments like Verizon Ethics and Corporate Security.  I was threatened physically, targeted, falsely accused of a crime, my work sabotaged, un-voluntarily relocated (7 times in 2 ½ years and verbally attacked.  My pay was intentionally withheld several times, my annual bonus withheld, unequal treatment, diminished development and diminished opportunities.  I was moved regularly, yelled at, called names, harassed at my home while being out sick.  I was so belittled, treated with the utmost disrespect, given low ratings and my pay was being withheld.  I was then removed from duty call out list, advised to do my Caucasian peer managers work and were given lower raises and bonuses than them.  I was denied of justice, forced to do extended work and harassed till no end, been the butt end of a conspiracy and my technicians attacked in a retaliation method to reduce my team’s productivity and demoralize my team.  I was given unfavorable performance evaluations, treated like a criminal, been thrown out of meetings for no reason.  I’ve been embarrassed due to being treated horribly in front of peers, isolation and stripped of responsibilities which dramatically reduced my income to support my family.  My employment was threatened, sworn at, called a liar as well as my morals and values questioned.  I was called psychotic, called pathetic, harassed at home on my property while I was out ill, while on my property.   I endured repulsive behavior, forced to endure hostile treatment, forced to sit in the back of the room in meeting as a punishment, forced to be in a hostile environment and consistently retaliated against and in the end wrongfully terminated, because I choose not to accept this brutal behavior from Verizon.

This Healthy Workplace Bill

    • Today, there is an active bill in most states which, with the work of you, and others in office that have the power to make this a Law, bullying can save lives.  The bill is called: “Healthy Workplace Bill,”
    • Bullies are an internal terrorist, attacking the moral of our character, and society from the inside.  They are destroying good people, and their lives.  Just as we, as a country dominate in containing world wide terrorism, we need to strengthen our cause and focus on luring out the bullies in each and every workplace in this country, and hold them accountable.   This, “Healthy Workplace Bill,” will do such a thing, this bill if we can get it to become law – will save lives!

Bulling Advocates:

The people that are complaining of bullies are not sissy’s, they are not pansies’ they are not people that aren’t afraid to do anything that they have to, including being violent.

They are people that choose to take a non-violent activist way of doing what is right for themselves and their families and many others.  So they are individuals that have no problem standing up for themselves, if they have to protect themselves in a violent manner, but they choose not do.

They are individuals that follow the law, based on the law is what society asks, is to be non-violent when making a stand. These individuals whether children or adults, make a stand up against bullying, is making a stand are doing what’s right for the best interest of all.

I myself had the potential and ability to act out in a violent manner and harm the individuals that harassed, bullied, discriminated against and targeted me, if I had to but choose not to.  I choose to make a stand utilizing the proper chain of command, and within the law in the best interest of my family and myself.  I refused to have to sit behind bars of kill myself, because of acting out in a violent manner to resolve these immoral issues. I choose the right path; I choose what I had to for all the right reasons and has still been denied justice.

So I credit all the individuals that are standing as advocates all across this world against bullies, so we can change society so people can go to work each day and make a reasonable income to support their families.

Life is stressful enough, no one needs to be abused and tormented in the process.

Please help, and get this Healthy Workplace Bill recognized and into a law.  If you need me at anytime to speak, I will be glad to offer my word.  I am now an active Advocate in Massachusetts for Healthy Workplace Bill.

I am also starting a National campaign across this country called: “Enough is Enough – End Bullying in Corporate America.”

This is the year to end Corporate Bullying, it is up to you. The Healthy Workplace Bill needs to become Law.  If this bill becomes law, it will help to create healthier workplaces, and saves lives.

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
-Edmund Burke

Neal W. Dias

Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

Attached is my story:

  • My full story
  • U.S. Justice Department Letter
  • 2 Pictures taken at the Capital Press Conference in Albany New York on April 30, 2012

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): “Bullied at  Verizon – Enough is Enough” or  “Bullied at Verizon – Enough is Enough”

My Speech / News Paper Article:

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video), I begin the speech about Verizon at the 27:00 minute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Newspaper Article):
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/128768/savino-englebright-push-bill-to-fight-workplace-bullying/

Healthy Workplace Bill:
Healthy Workplace National Bill page: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/

National Petition:
Here’s a National Petition against Workplace Bullying that generates individual emails notifying both President Obama & DOL Secretary Solis each time someone signs — please help us reach our goal and get the word out:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-us-workers/

To all:

I just arrived home from a long and tiring day.  As I was standing there today, at the Capital Building today in Albany New York, with Senator’s, Representatives, and Advocates, by my side, I was amazed.

The press conference with camera’s everywhere and news stations taping this event.  I was offered an incredible opportunity that will magnify my story about Verizon to a whole new level.  In the process, it will change lives.

I cannot get into this as of now, because I am tired.  After gathering pictures from my trip, pictures with these politicians, and the YouTube video, I will post it all for you to share, and pass on.

I promised Verizon, I will never forget what they did to me, and they will never forget me either.  In the end, the cost of what they did to my family, will revert to them.  I am going to continue to embarrass them and expose them for LIFE!

Today, is just the next step in a magnifying, and powerful momentum in this fight for justice.

Today was the height of this journey, into passing a bill into law, hopefully soon starting in New York.  When it does, I will be there for this signing in celebration to a step in Victory.

Verizon’s name, and their tortured ways have now rang in the halls of the Capital Building in New York, and will ring through every halls, in every Capital in this Country.  I was given words of wisdom, by a Senator, and will act on it.

Verizon – I am coming for you, and will not stop at nothing, until I feel I found JUSTICE for what you did to my family.

Neal W. Dias

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/128768/savino-englebright-push-bill-to-fight-workplace-bullying/