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I have been asked, “What have you been up to, where have you been?” I can tell you this. I had to get my family back on track and that’s been going very well – Thank God!

I have also been busy still seeking justice for the negligence of my case against Verizon. I have reached out to the judicial system as I provided them with evidence of judicial prejudice within our system. I have put together several pages of evidence and requested the Federal Judge to be investigated for several reasons for his hampering with justice and being bias towards my case. The evidence clearly stated that I was advised of the injustice and judicial roadblocks he was indeed going to place inform of me at my trial, and it indeed happened. The Federal Judicial System and two other federal investigating branches have opened up an investigation on this matter. They have accepted my case and provided me with a file numbers and I am working hard on this as well.

I have also, been very busy working with some very powerful attorneys and law firms in the country to seek restitution for all the victims of Verizon’s wrath. Since 2005 to the present I have obtained a very indebt database of several damaging evidence and information on Verizon which I am working hard at exposing them on a State and Federal Level. At a certain point we will be releasing all this critical information to the public, other law firms, PUC, FCC, Insurance Companies and all the other companies Verizon offers their services to, including all their customers, which we will prove beyond a doubt FRAUD with malice at the highest lever costing Verizon hundreds of millions in fines, damages and lawsuits and possible incarceration for a few.

I have also asked these firms to help all the Verizon employees to take on a class action suit for all the victims of their hostile work environment, which is a violation of all your human rights. I have collected thousands of your stories to help in this fight. It will be proven that this abusive behavior is a taught culture, and they get away with it because of money and power.

Like the movie Civil Action, I knew there was a great chance that I may lose my case because the judicial system is far from perfection and money, connection and power will always take precedence of righteousness. So I prepared for vindication and justice. In the movie, John Travolta lost but then later turned over an abundance of evidence to prove malice which indeed brought him and his victims a greater justice and the defendants (in my case Verizon) even more justice.

My book on Verizon is coming out awesome and I am very happy with it. I am a perfectionist and I am not in a hurry to complete it. I want to ensure that long after I am gone, this book will help to change the abusive workplace behaviors within companies, starting with Verizon.

Lastly, I will always fight for laws protecting victims of workplace bullying, with any and all groups trying to help and aid in this quest. With unity, we can prevail for the best interest of our future generations to come.

So I am here, I am not going anywhere and I will never go away from exposing Verizon in every fashion with the utmost truthful and factual evidence – FOREVER.

Neal Dias
(Victim of Verizon Workplace Bullying

Verizon Employees

I have something that many of you will be able to use for your fight for justice against Verizon. As you many of you know it’s been a long battle and I loss after 8 years of fighting. My loss was not because of my attorney and her lack of knowledge or preparation for my case and trial, but it was for certain because of Judge Nathaniel Gorton a Federal Courts Judge in Boston Massachusetts that placed well prepared roadblocks in our way just a day before my trial, preventing justice. My attorney won on every front from the depositions, to motions and at the trial, but we did not take home the verdict that we rightly deserved and justice was never served against these Verizon Perpetrators.

So what do I have for all of you?

Well, everything I did was a learning curve and I gained so much knowledge in the process, which I will be sharing in my book that will be released in due time about Verizon, Workplace Bullying and the Process to Justice.

So much time and research was done by myself and my attorneys and why let it go to waste. So what I am offering you is this. I have all the court records in my care, depositions in hand from Verizon Corporate Security, Verizon EEO and other Verizon Managers that state critical information in them that can save your unions halls, your attorneys and union arbitrators so much money and time. You will see how Verizon and their attorneys play their attack and stated things that they discipline and punish you for, but yet stated no great value to importance on.

Good example is this: Many of you have been held to the high standards of the Verizon Code of Conduct and have either been suspended; loss pays, and or been terminated because of these rules. But while I was sitting in depositions in 2011, I heard Verizon state and it was documented in depositions that “the Verizon Business Code of Conduct is just a guideline and downgraded the significance of the Verizon rules as it not to be taken seriously.” This is from management themselves and this is powerful!

So much is in the depositions and there all yours, if anyone ever needs them. For the depositions I cannot afford to make the copies for all of you but if at any time you want the copies and mailed to you, I would go to Staples on my own time and have them copied and mailed to you right from them. You can even call to check the fees and you can pay for it to be done. This is no cost to me and I am making nothing out of it but to help you out, if I can help you win an infraction against Verizon that means the world to me.

Second, all the internet motions and responses from Verizon I have and court documents, I will email them to you directly as I have others that have battles with Verizon as we speak, at no cost to you at all, but just to help you.

My attorney must have done a great job as in December of 2012 Verizon offered me just shy of $500,000 to go away and settle and I told the time —- themselves.

So it’s all yours, if you need these items, just email me what you want and they we can go from there.

Also by the way a class action lawsuit against Verizon is in the making and I am heading this campaign, when I find a firm to take it, I will post it and you can add your name to it.

Soon I will have a streamed line database for all of you to have to access poor managers within Verizon and locate so much critical data on Verizon as employees and consumers, something that was never ever done before and should have.

Sincerely yours,

Neal W. Dias

justiceatverizon@gmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

My Story:
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/

My Speeches:
Capital Confidential – New York’s Capital Newspaper
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/128768/savino-englebright-push-bill-to-fight-workplace-bullying/

Neal Dias, Verizon-displaced bullied target, supports WBI, Healthy Workplace Bill, and Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, National Press Club, Oct. 15, 2012. Tells his personal story.

April 12 2013

Occupational Safety Health and Administration
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
Mr. David Michaels
200 Constitutional Ave NW,
Washington, DC. 20210
Email: PublicMichaelsDavid@dol.gov

Ref: Request an Investigation into Verizon failure to protect and care for the safety of the employees

United States Assistant Secretary of Labor Mr. David Michaels;

Good day Sir, my name is Neal W. Dias and I am from Swansea Massachusetts. The first thing you state on your web site is, “You have a right to a safe workplace.” It so happens to be the reason why I decided to write you today. As you know, whistleblowers place themselves in a very unsafe and career sabotaging situation when they decide to bring unsafe situations to the attention of OSHA.

Today, I am bringing many items to your attention about Verizon Communications which have been a historical issue, but many will never step forward to make a difference because of the fear of retaliation from Verizon. I am now in a position to do this without additional fear of retaliation for exposing Verizon, I am no longer an employee. This is much overdue but it is time. No more employees need to die at Verizon, no more employees need to be injured, and no more employees need to work in an unsafe work condition, so hopefully OSHA can help.

I will attach the link to a story about me and what has happened to me while working at Verizon (please read it) but in brief; I was a successful former Verizon Manager that witnessed a very abusive, sometimes a very violent and racial workplace. I witnessed verbal and physical threats. I witnessed the intentional sabotaging of employees and their lives as well as mine. I witnessed management target certain employees to build cases against them with intent to set them up to suspend or fire them. I witnessed management state that will lie, if need be, too harm the union employees. I witnessed such malicious bullying from managers to their subordinates. I know of manager’s that have physically threatened other managers and was never disciplined for their actions.
I know of a female Verizon employee that was touched inappropriately, complain about it and was advised by MCAD from Verizon’s own position statement that: “Even if the Verizon male manager touched her it was only once,” and he was never punished. She is a single mother, and was forced to work under this sexual harasser unprotected to fend for herself. She was not protected by Verizon and they left her there to get further harassed after she complained. She was later targeted by this perpetrator and fired in retaliation, and now struggling to support her children.

I have witnessed managers steal safety items off the vehicles and have other manager’s drive by and write the employees up to build cases against them and they called it a safety ride. I have witnessed Directors and Area Managers at Verizon have meetings on ways to target selected employees with intent on creating havoc in their lives as a personal vindictiveness. I have seen, heard and witnessed brutal treatment and that was supported by upper management as their philosophy was; “This was the way to improve productivity.” I have seen, witnessed and been a victim of “Verizon’s EEO, Verizon’s Corporate Security and Upper management” ignore the violence within Verizon only to protect the perpetrators.

I have seen Verizon donate to violence against woman but condone it within Verizon.

I have seen Verizon donate money to minority groups like the NAACP but allow black to be called racial names, get targeted because they were black and the racist employees still are able to maintain positions at Verizon.

I have seen Verizon donate to anti-bullying, but responded in a position statement to a State / Federal Agency approving of a bully’s actions because he was an “Equal Opportunity Offender,” he just did not bully the minorities he bullies everyone.

I have seen Verizon management threaten, swear at and downgrade employees with not discipline, but when the roles are reversed, the union technicians are punished to the fullest including termination. I witnessed managers speak negatively about the gays and lesbians at Verizon and never was held accountable for their actions. The list goes on, and I will eventually provide you with plenty of proof, as I request your agency to conduct a thorough investigation. I have proof that Verizon indeed fails to investigate criminal and civil acts within their company, State and Federal as well. I have proof that Verizon does in fact leave employees to fend for themselves, while keeping the employee in an unsafe and unhealthy work environment. I have proof that Verizon Corporate Security and Verizon EEO claim they conduct full investigations into claims of harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence within the Workplace, then submit false investigations into States and Federal agencies only to falsify, lie, obstruct justice and perjure themselves – never conducting a full and complete investigation.

I’ve have proof (a CD) that Verizon had full knowledge of chemicals / hazardous materials in a building in New York City at 140 West Street and employees may have contained deadly illnesses and respiratory infections, and they possibly never conducted a full clean out of these chemicals.

Verizon has thousands of technicians both lineman and splice technician handling telephone poles throughout the country, loaded with life threatening chemicals without providing respiratory protection. These chemicals that the telephone poles are dipped into cause cancer and respiratory infections. These technicians are unsafe and are never provided the pertinent information or safety protection to help them out. Verizon also have their technicians operate lead containers and cables that are both aerial and underground without providing them proper protection from illnesses and lead dust.

Verizon technicians are being forced each day to work faster and putting themselves in a very unsafe situation. Within the last few years two technicians in my area have died do to coming in contact with power. One died in Plymouth Massachusetts and the other in Rhode Island. I personally was the first manager called on this death to respond as I was the on call manager. I do not know what happened during this investigation and what Verizon placed in their reports as we were not allowed to ask, but I do know this. The elevation of that ground / road was slopped and the size of that telephone pole was not correct. The size of that pole where that technician died was too small (based on that evaluation of the ground) which lowered the power lines to only increase the contact with any employee working on that pole. I am pretty sure a larger pole one was placed after the death to increase the height of those wires. Unfortunately, Mr. Gary Gibbons died that day and he was a couple of days away from retirement. I would not hold it past Verizon to falsify their internal investigation to cover-up this matter to ensure the liability was not on them. They have been caught covering up many internal investigations in the past and I would not put it past them with this either. This is something you may possibly want to look into as well.

The injuries or deaths of many Verizon employees across the country are increasing do to the pressure to work faster and not following proper company, state and federal safety measures. In the morning, before the start of each day (when it was Nynex /Bell Atlantic), the technicians were able to have the appropriate time to check their vehicles, check all their safety gear and prepare for the day being safe. Safety was the #1 priority but today being Verizon, the technicians are being forced to get out of the garages in record time. Managers are pushing them out before the technicians can test all their vehicles and safety gear including their 188s (which is the electrical tester). 1st level managers are being punished and screamed at by upper management for not getting them out of the garages fast enough. This pressure is not allowing the technicians too properly so safety checks on the vehicles as well which is a direct safety motor vehicle violation as well as a CDL requirement. Verizon is “not” following the proper safety protocol and has established Verizon’s own agenda. I know OSHA at any time can show up to any Verizon garage across the country and ask any technician what I am stating is true. You can also investigate all of Verizon accident records and deaths Nationwide within Verizon over a period of time and speak to the technicians or their locals that were involved and they will also confirm this to be factual.

Past Neglect of Verizon: US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Verizon NY Inc. for repeat and serious safety violations following utility worker’s death in Brooklyn.

1. Verizon Cited only $13,500 for the Death in 2007 of Mr. Gary Gibbons in Plymouth MA.
a. http://ibew2222.org/osha_cites_verizon_for_%2526quot%3Bserious%2526quot%3B_safety_violations%2C_proposes_%2413%2C500_in_fines_after_investigation_of_employee_fatality

2. Verizon Cited only $140,700 for the Death of Mr. Douglas Lalima in New York
a. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/verizon-hit-slew-safety-violations-electrocution-death-technician-douglas-lalima-article-1.1047175

3. Verizon Makes OSHA List of Severe Safety Violators
a. http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=22017
b. http://www.citizenvox.org/2012/08/30/verizon-joins-osha-list-of-severe-safety-violators/
c. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/verizon-joins-osha-list-severe-safety-violators

4. Misc OSHA Violations with Verizon:
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=22017

I did not know this until I read a about the OSHA investigation, but If you state what is true this this next paragraph about Verizon “COOKING THE BOOK” which is a nice way of stating they lied, committed fraud and tampered with evidence to cover up the neglect and to hinder further fines and violations, shouldn’t this be criminal. This is exactly what I mean Verizon indeed lies, and commits illegal operations but continues to get away with this.

During OSHA’s investigation (#315915249), the agency cited Verizon with repeat offenses, such as failure to provide personal protective equipment like rubber gloves for workers exposed to high voltage. Verizon was also not providing employees with training or safe practices for working around high voltage power lines. In addition, Verizon was not keeping accurate occupational safety and health records, and it appears that Verizon was cooking the books by reporting a fatality as an injury on OSHA Form 300.

These fins that Verizon are getting for these deaths and violation will never, I mean never impact them from changing their ways and continuing to commit fraud. A company that ears TRILLIONS and being punished in PENNIES will never change. And when they know a death of their employees are only valued at $13,500, what is to stop them from killing another employee.

In fact, I can also have you speak to many technicians and one on particular that was often being pressured to set telephone poles without being safe or using safety precautions, which will in fact cause more deaths and injuries within Verizon!

Verizon technicians when entering the underground, vaults or manholes are also being pressured with time restraints. So they will enter the manholes without properly ventilating the manholes because of the pressure from upper management to get it done faster not safer. Upon entering these manholes, proper ventilation and testing is required but the technicians are cutting corners not because they want to but are forced to. You will also have access to the amount of technicians in both line and spice departments that have been injured or died do to the unsafe work environments at Verizon. Some of the manholes are deeper and wider than the required manhole blower is. This leads you to believe that the proper ventilation is being performed, when in fact it just is the opposite. Many ventilation blowers an inadequate and too small for this procedure to work correctly, causing the technicians once again to work unsafely but not at their means.

Recently OSHA has adopted the Anti-Bullying protocol to ensure a safe and healthier workplace for our employees. I congratulate OSHA on this as I am an advocate for workplace bullying. This was the reason I was targeted and eventually wrongfully terminated. I was protecting employees from being bullied, and then I became the target as well. OSHA, I will provide you with over a thousand people that are being bullied at Verizon trying to make a stand. I have letters, comments, etc…, whatever you need I have the proof and I will have them send you the proof as well.

Verizon has probably hundreds of thousands of rotted poles throughout the country. They are called “RED TAGED POLES.” These poles have RED TAGS on them and the arrow on these rotted poles determine whether the pole is rotted on the bottom or the top. These poles are supposed to be replaced immediately as they are unsafe. If the top is rotted, the electrical lines can fall off the top or the pole because if the strain on them, and electrocute innocent pedestrians including children. If the arrow is facing down, that means the telephone pole is rotted at the bottom and extremely dangerous and can also fall onto someone property or into the streets injuring or killing someone as well. The issue here is that Verizon is still allowing their technicians, and other utility and cable companies to work on these unsafe poles endangering each and every one of them. These RED TAGGED poles are everywhere because the technicians do a great job at prodding the poles to check for rotted poles, then tagging them. The only problem is that Verizon will not spend the money to replace them at the pace they should replace them, only waiting for storms to happen, and get them replaced with either insurance money, or state and federal aid or possible motor vehicle accidents were the money comes from insurance companies as well. Verizon is not up-keeping the safety of the outside plant and endangering the workers and the community. Many sit there for years, and never get done only hampering everyone safety.

If the techs tell their foreman that they are refusing to perform a job because of any safety issues, they are either forced to do it or suffer the consequences. They will either be sent home on a suspension, written up for refusing to perform a job task or their livelihood threatened. They are threatened of their job and livelihood and this is unacceptable behavior and a way to resolve the safety issue at hand. This is how Verizon handles technicians that are trying to do the right thing. Many are frightened to lose their jobs so they take the abuse and threats, but it’s not right. Having to work unsafe and being forced to work unsafe is illegal, but Verizon don’t care. Why because they are too powerful to be touched by anyone.

I made a moral stand and brought it to the attention of Verizon on many unethical issues and made internal and external complaints about this abusive and work environment then I was targeted. In the end I was then I was advised that I was blackballed and then wrongfully terminated for reporting Bullies that harassed many, which were protected from upper management, Verizon’s EEO and Verizon’s Corporate Security. They are often the managers and I saw it first hand, and I did not like what I saw. I was a manager but one with morals and respect, it was how I was brought up and it carried with me through the Marines and in life.
I brought charges up against Verizon for creating a hostile work environment and wrongful termination against me and just had my trial. It was in Federal Court in Boston Massachusetts “Dias v Verizon” and we lost! We did not lose because of the lack of evidence as we proved everything beyond a reasonable doubt, but for other reasons, which I cannot discuss at this time as the appeal is in process. Many of these items discussed were not a part of my case but it will be in this federal investigation of Verizon. You do know that often in court a lot of evidence gets suppressed, there are time restraints and even with all the proof, things don’t end up your way. Fact, some innocent people are in jail and some guilty ones are in the streets.

Whether I won or loss, I was contacting your agency about Verizon. This was the reason why I called in in late 2012, and I have a lot of evidence to prove
Verizon’s neglect to do the right thing.

In December of 2012 I was offered by Verizon a bit under $500,000 “not go to trial, along with a gag order (for both my wife and I), never write a book on what I went through, and never let this information get any other agencies (especially Federal) that will continue to expose them in this manner.” I did not take the money because laws were broken and lives were destroyed at Verizon. Verizon has bought their silence and covered up too many violations over time, and it’s time to hold them accountable. Just look at their record in the court filings all over the country. Look what the recently did to their disabled workers. They had to pay out $20,000,000, and the list goes on – they just don’t care at all about anyone or the safety of their employees.
I know they are one of the largest taxpayers in the Country. I know that Verizon sponsors many charities, foundations and many sports teams. I do not believe that financial status or popularity matters, as our constitution protect us equally. Verizon’s money should not guarantee them freedom form cruelty and injustice, no one or company should. They should not be able to process false information to the EEOC and other Federal or State investigative agencies, and not be held accountable for it. I have proof in their own testimonies, statements, and their own documentation to prove what I am stating is correct.
Over time, I had compiled an established abundance of evidence through Verizon’s own statements to internal and external EEO’s, position statements to the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, through depositions, the trial transcripts, emails from present and former employees. I can prove Verizon has violated Federal Laws and employees rights. I can prove Verizon tampered with evidence, conspires to terminated and targeted selective employees, obstruction of justice, perjury, neglect and the inhumane treatment to their employees and me – having full knowledge of this in the process.

Verizon receives over 104,000 Internal EEO Complaints a year, with a base of 235,000 employees almost 50% of their employees are complaining of EEO Violations. I now have proof Verizon is coving them up and lying to the agencies on the investigative outcome. I will not get into great detail of the facts of the case in this letter, as that will come with the submission of evidence, letters, comments and additional documentation. I do not want to overwhelm the agency with all the necessary information needed to begin the investigation against Verizon, until I know the contact if that is ok. Also, there will be many additional Verizon employees and / or their statements as well submitting information as well, so if you can please provide me with an investigation “ID / Reference Number” and I will pass it on as well. I will also send your agency hundreds of combinations of letters and comments that I have personally received so you can see the truth. I will place you in touch with an active Director that will also support what I say is true. This will be a long investigation but in the end, I will provide you with enough to prove Verizon’s cover-ups and conspiracies to harm their employees, and they do it with a threat to suppress them. Technicians are complaining about the abusive treatment from management and forced to work in an unsafe work environment and nothing is string done. The Verizon EEO is squashing the complaints not following through and the grievance procedure and arbitration is taking way too long. By then, more safety issues and incidents are happening.

I am confident that the United States Department of Labor “OSHA” will conduct a full and complete investigation into the claims that will be brought forward to you about the malicious conduct and negligence of by Verizon Communication in the best interest of all. Verizon violated my human rights and the rights of other employees. Verizon imprisons the voices of many by threating them of their family’s livelihood if they speak of about the abusive acts to anyone. That daily threat is abusive, stressful and inhumane and by far unacceptable in any manner. Verizon does a great job at trying to isolate each event and make it look as though a technician is the problem, sometimes they are correct but most times I would believe that its Verizon’s neglect to do the right thing is what causes most incidents at Verizon.

Verizon stole my peace of mind and the peace of mind if many others that were good employees, just speaking up about abuse.

I am bringing thing to your attention that are facts, and I bet your agency has even more that we as Verizon former and present employees even know. For your to get to the truth, you need to speak to the employees, and their unions, the CWA and IBEW they will get too you’re the truth, do not ask the PERPERTRATORS, their answer will be the same thing that you already uncovered in you previous investigation, “VERIZON COOKS THE BOOKS” – THEY LIE!

Please understand it took years for these employees and me to have the guts to finally ask for help and jeopardize our careers and families lives, do not let us down. I will be waiting for someone to contact me to begin this investigation.

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

Neal W. Dias
774-991-3663
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Story:
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/

My Speeches:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

PETITIONS:
Petition: The Healthy Workplace Bill
http://signon.org/sign/the-healthy-workplace?source=c.url&r_by=4096164

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164

Verizon Trial is less than a Month Away:

I have been asked several times over this past year that when my trial against Verizon nears, to please keep you all updated.  Many also asked of not only the date but the location and hotels nearby as people are coming from out of state to come to the trial.  No matter how this trial turns out, thank you so much for all your support.

 

Court Date:

March 11 – 15, 2013

 

The Boston Federal Court House is located at:

Boston U.S. District Court House

1 Court House Way

Boston, MA. 02210

 

The Case is:

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHSUETTS

Neal Dias vs Verizon

Docket Number: 10-CV-19496-NG

 

The Closest Hotels:

http://www.tvtrip.com/pnhpNFH-hotels-near-federal-courthouse

 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

-Dr. Martin Luther King

 

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

President Obama – Workplace Bullying Meeting

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/president-obama-workplace-bullying-meeting/

 

My Story:

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/

My Speeches:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HKgP-dfyI

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

http://youtu.be/bid5DK97rq8

 

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

 

Newspaper Article About Me:

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/

PETITIONS:

Petition: The Healthy Workplace Bill

http://signon.org/sign/the-healthy-workplace?source=c.url&r_by=4096164

 

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164

Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”

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I worked an internship within the last year at Verizon corporate headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ. I interacted with all levels of employees from IT technicians to middle and executive management responsible for the wireless Enterprise and consumer side of the company’s operations.

The company is in a state of flux and apparently the wireless side of the company is launching a coup to take over the company which has resulted in a totally dis-functional company.

The wireless personnel are not knowledgeable about the other aspects of the business and they are taking it down quickly – intentionally or by sheer ignorance.

Operations are significantly understaffed after numerous layoff’s and the remaining employees are disgruntled, depressed, suspicious, lacking confidence and just waiting to hear they will be laid off. The executives are malicious, egotistical, sneaky, and seem to believe they are superior to the non-wireless side of the company. In my opinion, I don’t know how they could provide any level of support or service with the drama that is occurring there.

I am happy that I did intern at Verizon to have experienced the unethical behaviors and ignorance that can occur and how it impacts a company’s products, services and employees.

October 18 2012 at 7:17 AMReport abusePermalink

 

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

As Verizon would say: Making Progress Every Day!

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

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

My Story:
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/

My Speeches:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

Newspaper Article About Me:

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/

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012 (Flyer)
http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

Press Release Distribution October 11, 2012
http://www.prlog.org/11997573-national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week.html

News Blaze October 12, 2012
http://newsblaze.com/story/2012101205010600002.pnw/topstory.html

ABC Channel 13 / WE-SET TV The Heart of Virginia October 15, 2012
http://www.wset.com/story/19802884/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

24/7 Press Releases October 13, 2012
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/national-leaders-support-quotfreedom-from-workplace-bullies-weekquot-308871.php

U.S. Politics Today October 15, 2012
http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
http://www.workplacebullying.org/freedom-week/freedom-week-wbi/

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/11/fw-npc/

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

PETITIONS:
Petition: The Healthy Workplace Bill
http://signon.org/sign/the-healthy-workplace?source=c.url&r_by=4096164

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164

Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”

Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) / Unlimited Resources
http://www.workplacebullying.org/
Undercover Lawyer / State Law Resources for Hostile Work Environment
http://www.undercoverlawyer.com/state-law-resources/
Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep

National Workplace Bullying Attorney – Carol Ryder:
Attorney Carol Ryder from New York, NY.
http://carolryderlaw.com/100301.html

Whistle-blower wins $210,000 in suit against MasterCard

The former MasterCard manager who said he was fired for complaining about allegedly improper employment practices was awarded $210,000 by a federal jury in St. Louis.

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2012/10/whistle-blower-wins-210000-in-suit.html

As Verizon would say: Making Progress Every Day!

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

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

My Story:

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/
My Speeches:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HKgP-dfyI

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

http://youtu.be/bid5DK97rq8

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

Newspaper Article About Me:

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/

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012 (Flyer)
http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

Press Release Distribution October 11, 2012
http://www.prlog.org/11997573-national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week.html

News Blaze October 12, 2012
http://newsblaze.com/story/2012101205010600002.pnw/topstory.html

ABC Channel 13 / WE-SET TV The Heart of Virginia October 15, 2012
http://www.wset.com/story/19802884/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

24/7 Press Releases October 13, 2012
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/national-leaders-support-quotfreedom-from-workplace-bullies-weekquot-308871.php

U.S. Politics Today October 15, 2012
http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/freedom-week/freedom-week-wbi/

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/11/fw-npc/

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

PETITIONS:

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”
Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) / Unlimited Resources

http://www.workplacebullying.org/

Undercover Lawyer / State Law Resources for Hostile Work Environment

http://www.undercoverlawyer.com/state-law-resources/

Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep

National Workplace Bullying Attorney – Carol Ryder:
Attorney Carol Ryder from New York, NY.

http://carolryderlaw.com/100301.html

My “National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC that took place on October 15th 2012” was just released! Just click on these two links below to view.


http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

As Verizon would say: Making Progress Every Day!

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

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

My Story:
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/
http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/

My Speeches:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

Newspaper Article About Me:

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/

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012 (Flyer)
http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

Press Release Distribution October 11, 2012
http://www.prlog.org/11997573-national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week.html

News Blaze October 12, 2012
http://newsblaze.com/story/2012101205010600002.pnw/topstory.html

ABC Channel 13 / WE-SET TV The Heart of Virginia October 15, 2012
http://www.wset.com/story/19802884/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

24/7 Press Releases October 13, 2012
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/national-leaders-support-quotfreedom-from-workplace-bullies-weekquot-308871.php

U.S. Politics Today October 15, 2012
http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm
National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
http://www.workplacebullying.org/freedom-week/freedom-week-wbi/

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/11/fw-npc/

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

PETITIONS:
Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”

Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) / Unlimited Resources
http://www.workplacebullying.org/
Undercover Lawyer / State Law Resources for Hostile Work Environment
http://www.undercoverlawyer.com/state-law-resources/
Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep

National Workplace Bullying Attorney – Carol Ryder:
Attorney Carol Ryder from New York, NY.
http://carolryderlaw.com/100301.html

If you are a Verizon employee or have a family / friend that is a Verizon employee, please ensure that that see the following message, it is very important!

First I would like to say congratulations on getting another contract to all the Verizon employees.  Security for your family in number one priority!  But now it’s time to take the next step and protect your employment and your family beyond what you can imagine.

In one year’s time I have had the opportunity to witness so many troubling issues within Verizon at a much higher level than I had ever thought existed.  This was because I became the funnel to all their stories.  Why because I decided to expose Verizon for the mistreatment, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment to me and my family one year ago.

Through this, many issues surfaced and I became engulfed in many of them.  These stories I have heard were heartbreaking and so many families torn apart.  I knew at one point I could not turn my back on them, so I decided to lend a hand.  So I took much of this last year maintaining documents, receiving many Verizon court cases, keeping a track record, received numerous depositions, read news articles and answered to thousands of emails, calls and letters from employees at Verizon in both management, union and their family members.

In this investigative process, I found several incidents all across the country that many Verizon employees fall directly into.  You are all saying relatively the same thing, but from a variety of locals, regions and states but your messages are very clear.  You are suffering from bad leadership, poor management, abusive behavior and unethical abuse from Verizon.

Your National Union both CWA/IBEW does not have a tracking record in place to document these occurrences that have happened to past, present or future employees, so they will never know the extent of this to what I now know.

So what I did over these past months was I worked on developing legal support and services for you.  Below are some very specific categories that you as a present or past employee (management or union) fall into.

  • Find one or many categories that you will fall into.
  • Write a brief outline on your situation.
  • Use bullet points to show the issues.
  • Provide your name and full contact information for the Attorney Carol Ryder she is out of New York and will get back to you.
  • Please use her email and do not call her, as she already overwhelmed working on building these class action cases against Verizon already with other National Law Firms Contacts for these cases.
  • Carol.ryder@ymail.com
  • http://carolryderlaw.com/

I do want to express three important things.

  1. This class action in no way benefits me or my case.  I get absolutely nothing out it as I was asked already.  My case is ready for trial, and all the evidence is in.  It was just my calling that I was given this opportunity to help you and so many other employees out all across this country because of what I had suffered through Verizon’s abusive tactics.
  2. Understand this!  Verizon employees 235,000 employees and their EEO officer in Boston Massachusetts Mr. Paul McGovern stated under oath in Federal Depositions that Verizon receives over 104,000 EEO complaints a year.  It is not hard math, this is almost 50 % of the Verizon Employees that had the guts to make a stand which comprise of these numbers.  But as you know being an employee of Verizon, they do not care its business as usual.
  3. Third, a few weeks ago, I ran into someone that I had never met in my life.  I was at my son’s soccer game and I saw a gentleman in a Verizon shirt.  I spoke to him for a bit and he told me a few years ago when he was a manager he received a letter by mistake from the former CEO of Verizon.  It stated that they were offering a bonus any manager that would terminate an employee that had 30 years or over of service to Verizon.  This would help to get the employee off the books and Verizon no longer would have to provide them with any retirement benefits.  He said it was malicious and deceitful.  He said he gave this letter to a certain union office for them to have.  I have spoken to them already about this letter, and I am in process of recovering it.  If anyone else has this letter, just in case we cannot recover it as time has passed– we will pay a good sum to obtain it.  Please contact me or Attorney Carol Ryder, if indeed you also have this email/letter.  If this indeed is true, and I have no reason to have doubted this man, as I never met him, and he shared this with me just out of the blue, this evidence will support many cases across this country proving some very malicious acts from the top down!

Over this past year I have made some very high contacts within Verizon that are willing to come forward to help in exposing Verizon in their abusive treatment when the time is needed.  So let’s keep this momentum of seeking justice – forward.

 

 

LIST OF JUST SOME OF THE VIOLATIONS

Please look at the attached list and see where you fit in. These are complaints people have been making, are violations of various laws, not just the CBA and other agreements, and in many cases , mirrors what other people have stated and proof can be shared between cases*. In most cases, multiple categories apply, and we have a way for you to write down what happened in your case, which makes it actually easier for you and for us to organize and get a number of similarly-situated victims together to get a firm to take on the perpetrators.

As you will see, although your situation does not neatly fit into one category, or many apply to you, you are not alone.

Do any (or many) of these describe your situation:

I. You accidentally or purposely received something from upper management, offering you bonuses for getting rid of certain employees

-This may include, let’s say, e-mails accidentally sent out to all managers directly from the top, offering $10K bonuses for getting rid of workers with over 30 years.

-This may include similar offers and/or commands that you were to get rid of certain classes of employees, usually “pricier” ones, such as those who were forced by their medical conditions or workplace injuries to use FMLA and/or STD, suffered disabilities, a great deal and it appeared they would be filing for a disability pension

-This may include being instructed to do what you have to in order to prevent employees from filing for disability or regular pensions. This may include complaining about bridged time, even if it was bridged years ago and the employee was receiving the benefits of increased NCSD, including vacation time, overtime list listing, time slots on the tour rotations, better access to equipment, etc.

II. You are a manager (or shop steward) and were victimized by workplace bulling, perhaps by being the direct victim and/or being told to victimize others or else become a victim

-This includes, but is not limited to, managers who were harassed, yelled at, had adverse items placed in their personnel files and more for refusing to “set up” or otherwise “crack down” on certain workers.

-This may include higher level managers being relocated to your area, perhaps from Boston or another area, for such purposes (also see I. above-probably both these will apply).

-Similarly, you were a shop steward who stood up for people and were ultimately subjected to      adverse consequences, ranging from disciplinary actions, such as suspension, Steps and/or termination

-They might even come right out and state such, such as the NY case in federal court in NY right now where a certain first-level told some workers about a second level: “John CXXX is here to crack down on workers using FMLA leave…costing $80 mil a year in this building alone” . Subsequently, workers using FMLA were singled out for various adverse employment actions, laws were broken, etc. In that case, another first-level there  became so physically ill from it, and from trying to help victims without getting fired himself (had young kids and a medical condition of his own) he had to take leave and when he returned, was RIFed. In other cases, managers became so ill they even passed away or were so ill they could not return. Strokes, heart attacks, massive damage to the body and the family as well.

III. Victimized by the zero-tolerance policy from absences even though your absences were approved.

-VZ “unlawfully denied reasonable accommodations to…employees and or disciplined and/or fired them under its no-fault attendance plan” [from EEOC v. Verizon-settled-only $20 million, lousy dollar amount among the many people affected, but sets precedent]

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-6-11a.cfm

-These include, but are not limited to:

-Returned from FMLA and/or STD and immediately Stepped and forced to accept “probation”.

You are still working there but know it is a matter of time before they find an excuse

-Returned from FMLA and/or STD and immediately Stepped and placed on “probation”.

They then found a reason to terminate you, although very minor and something very commonly done by co-worker, like getting coffee before the first job rather than after. You are still working there, the termination process/final Step is on-going and termination is likely soon.

-Returned from FMLA and/or STD and immediately Stepped and placed on “probation”. You then were terminated and are awaiting the Arbitration.

-Injured on the job, and Stepped based on zero-tolerance policy once you returned. This may be because they blame you for violating practices and causing your own injury (such as not wearing helmet, perhaps you did have it on but it fell off, then they claim YOU didn’t have it on properly, etc.)

IV. Adverse consequences from making complaints, and/or otherwise whistle blowing

These include but are not limited to:

-Filing grievances

-Filing internal complaints with the Company (such as being one of the 104,000 complaints filed internally with VZ’s EEO Dept.)

-Complaining to outside government agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, OSHA, your state’s equivalent of the NYS Division of Human Rights, etc.

V. Violation of insurance and other laws (such as NYS ISC law)

-This most commonly arises where the disability administrator, usually MetLife, refuses to process your leave OR takes so long you go without pay and/or are forced to return because you can’t afford it and/or THEY oppose your own doctors and state you are “good to go.”

-Insurance co may state you are able to return to work, and/or with no restrictions, despite all your treating doctors stating no. Part of that may involve them sending you to their IME, and “Independent” Medical Examiner, who actually is anything but independent.

-Insurance co might claim certain accommodations for your medical condition are decided by the manager, then the manager claims Met Life does it, and bounces you back and forth

VI. Other workplace bullying, similar to Neal Dias’ case

VII. Other adverse employment practices, including discrimination based on color, ethnicity, sex, disability or other

VIII. Other reasons to believe they are victimizing you (and perhaps others you know) any way they can so as to get rid of workers.

-You feel this might be because you heard through the grapevine they want to get rid of “pricier” workers, such as those using FMLA leave, people with seniority nearing pension collection stages, etc.

-Perhaps you feel it is also a flat-out campaign to rid the company of union workers and other workers, management or non-management/non-union so they may outsource jobs to other countries, use inexpensive labor for jobs that need to be done domestically, such as install cables, and even close divisions or at least, buildings

X. There is a high incidence of cancer and/or other medical conditions in your work locale

This may not be an incident of discrimination but keeps coming up.  Some buildings are loaded with asbestos and other toxins, and never cleaned. Many other work sites, including the poles, are also dangerous to your health.

-Have you had a long duration of working with telephone poles which may have caused a developed in respiratory illnesses or infections and / or cancer?  Were you not provided with respiratory protective gear while setting or working on these telephone poles?

-Are you and/or people you work/worked with coming down with high incidences of diseases such as cancer, lung and other pulmonary and breathing issues, rashes, etc.?

Example: In a case on Long Island, NY, a medical monitoring fund (similar to 9/11 fund) was set up for VZ workers who worked at a site now declared a Superfund site by the EPA who have, or are increased risk of cancer and other diseases caused by VZ.

-In another case, an iconic building was loaded with all kinds of things being pumped through the air vents, and, despite repeated complaints for years by workers, never cleaned. Then 9/11 “dust” was all over the locale, not far from the WTC, and that ended up inside as well. Numerous chronic complaints and medical conditions have been reported from workers at that building, and perhaps other nearby ones, including cancer, asthma and other breathing problems, and more.

XI. Exposure to Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP):

 

Anyone who has worked from 1990 until now, may have worked with, or possibly used or been possibly exposed to Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP).  It is a multi-part form where you write on the top form and the print goes through to one or more copies without carbon paper.  Most service reps, customer service, and related offices, repair, installation etc… would have used or been exposed to (ccp) may be able to file an additional claim against Verizon. The exposure to (ccp) may cause serious adverse health effects, disabilities, birth defects, cancer and death. If you have illnesses from the (ccp) and did not to give such warnings and instead set about to be fired, force to retire, deny benefits to employees they suspected of being harmed by use and exposure to ccp, provide Attorney Ryder with the evidence.

If you have worked with, been exposed to ccp, had headaches, respiratory and skin problems, asthma, RAD, loss of voice, sinus and allergy problems, eye problems , kidney or liver problems, cancers etc. this may apply to you.

 

IMPORTANT: GATHERING PROOF VIA TAPING, INCLUDING CONVERSATIONS,

MEETINGS AND MEDICAL EXAMS, AND PHONE CALLS

-Please continue to acquire documentation, tapes and other proof regardless. Big corporations have a knack for knocking out proof, causes of action, etc., flat-out lying in Discovery and using other legal tactics NOT to give up the information required by law in investigations and lawsuits, and once you are gone, or already had a medical exam by their IMEs, certain opportunities (such as taping) are gone

TAPING LAWS:

-Key points here: Taping: NY, NJ, and VA, and a majority of states, are one-party taping states. Cal, CT and a few other states are two party states. See below links for more information** and to check if your state is one.

This means you can record conversations, exams, calls, etc. as long as one party gives consent, which happened to be you. You cannot wiretap; use a recording device, etc. without at least the consenting party there.

-Buy a separate up loadable recorder (about $40-on the shelf in Radio Shack and many other places such as WM) with the microphone on top (can put in breast pocket) about $40. You can then upload the tapes to your PC. Don’t rely on your phone 100%.

-Another caveat: Nevertheless, do not put it past defendants to illegally intercept calls, e-mails, plant bugs, etc. They may not be permitted to use the information (known as “fruit of the poisoned tree”) but they have been known to use what they learned to gather evidence another way. Yes, it is still fruit of the poisoned tree but you need to show the tree was poisoned and even then, they can argue they just happened to have Pis outside legally. For example, they may not be able to use a tape of a person claiming disability due to surgery setting up times to meet friends to go do something heavily physical, like water skiing. However, the defendants can and will gather information about your water skiing, have the private investigators follow you to the Marina and take pictures and videos at the marina, etc.

***Taping rules:

http://www.aapsonline.org/judicial/telephone.htm

http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations

Independent Medical Exams-IMEs and TMOs-be prepared and tape

If you are sent to an IME, and “independent” medical exam by the company, VZ or even the Third Medical Option, tape the exam AND bring a witness, preferably one with a buttonhole camera. The witness should take notes carefully. Note this applies ANY time you have to get an exam, perhaps from the auto carrier, for Worker’s Comp, etc.

-Also, research the doctor and review your own files. Know where Insurance is looking. For example, if your complaints are disk problems in your back, focus on what you need to do to show the IME never even lifted your shirt.

For example: Typical case: Insurance companies’ middleman, MCN (Medical Consultants Network), sends the IME, in advance, a 4 page document that he just had to sign off on. Insurance company had already sent documents claiming the person was being watched for possibly fraudulently claiming disability (I guess 20+ operations, including heart surgery, even cancer, don’t count). IME claimed he examined the back but a witness statement and the tape showed he never even lifted the shirt. When asked for his office notes, he claimed he throws them out once he “dictates” the letter to MCN. He knew in advance what they were looking to attack so you should also know.

-IMEs admit they wouldn’t get the cases sent to them if they didn’t rule for the Insurance Company. The IME business  is very lucrative-they take 20 minutes, including prep and signing off on the report, tops, and they get paid 20X what they would have gotten from a regular medical exam covered by your insurance carrier under your health insurance.

-Do the same thing even if the exam is a Third Medical Opinion (“TMO”-union should let you know). TMOs are supposed to be a “tie-breaker” between your physicians and the IME, and are supposed to be fair. However, their 85% pass rate is below the IME’s 92% fail rate. Additionally, the TMO opinions often vary from your treating providers in how severe your medical condition is, when you can return, if you can work with accommodations such as a desk job, etc.

***Taping rules:

http://www.aapsonline.org/judicial/telephone.htm

http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations

As Verizon would say: Making Progress Every Day!

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

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

My Story:

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/bullying-at-verizon/

http://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unjustice-at-verizon-and-the-massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination/
My Speeches:

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HKgP-dfyI

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8061

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/21/npc-dias/

http://youtu.be/bid5DK97rq8

 

Huffington Post Article:

Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/09/14/verizon-plenty-of-good-middle-class-jobs-but-would-you-want-to/

 

Newspaper Article About Me:

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/

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012 (Flyer)
http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

Press Release Distribution October 11, 2012
http://www.prlog.org/11997573-national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week.html

News Blaze October 12, 2012
http://newsblaze.com/story/2012101205010600002.pnw/topstory.html

ABC Channel 13 / WE-SET TV The Heart of Virginia October 15, 2012
http://www.wset.com/story/19802884/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

24/7 Press Releases October 13, 2012
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-rss/national-leaders-support-quotfreedom-from-workplace-bullies-weekquot-308871.php

U.S. Politics Today October 15, 2012
http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

National Workplace Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012

http://www.workplacebullying.org/freedom-week/freedom-week-wbi/

http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/10/11/fw-npc/

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/118659159/national-leaders-support-freedom-from-workplace-bullies-week-mary-kay-henry-seiu-hilary-o-shelton-naacp-mg-taguba-ppalm

PETITIONS:

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”
Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) / Unlimited Resources

http://www.workplacebullying.org/

Undercover Lawyer / State Law Resources for Hostile Work Environment

http://www.undercoverlawyer.com/state-law-resources/

Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep

National Workplace Bullying Attorney – Carol Ryder:
Attorney Carol Ryder from New York, NY.

http://carolryderlaw.com/100301.html

 

What a Conference:

On Thursday I was interviewed for a documentary on Workplace Bullying and was a guest speaker at the “Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit” in Hartford Connecticut. The event took place at the Legislators office Building on Capital Avenue.

Senator Len Suzio opened the Conference up and set the pace for the day.

The “Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit” was sponsored by the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities. It is co-sponsored by the “State of Connecticut on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Person with Disabilities.”

This is just the beginning, as there is so much down the road. We will change things in the workplace – one step and a time.

http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

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

Neal W. Dias
774-627-4218
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com
Justicefor7@yahoo.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

Facebook:
• Justice at Verizon
• Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

My Press Releases:

My Speeches:

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts June 2012 (Video):

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Newspaper Article about me:

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/

Newspaper Article about me:

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

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

o PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state. Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”

PETITIONS:
Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164
Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742
Union Busting Petition at Verizon:
This petition goes to the President of the United States and local legislators.
http://www.petition2congress.com/4950/stop-union-busting-at-verizon/

Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep

Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit:

I was recently invited to speak at the “Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit” in Hartford Connecticut.  The Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities is putting this summit on.  It is co-sponsored by the “State of Connecticut on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Person with Disabilities.”

This summit will take place this Thursday August 9, 2012.  This is such an honor for me, and an opportunity to share my personal experience once again to the world, about the effects of workplace bullying and what Verizon had done to me.

My personal experience at Verizon, has allowed me to help others all across this country, even though my family and I have suffered to so much.  Thursday I hope to continue to progress in this battle against Workplace Bulling, in hopes to one day pass the “Healthy Workplace Bill” in Law.

What an honor to be on the stage with some of the states most elite and professionals in this subject.

http://www.ct.gov/chro/lib/chro/2012_Summit_Details_and_Information.pdf

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

                                                                                                                  Edmund Burke

Neal W. Dias

774-627-4218

Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

Justicefor7@yahoo.com

 

My Blog Page:

Blog Address (GOOGLE):  Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough

 

Facebook:

  • Justice at Verizon
  • Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying

 

 

My Press Releases:

 

My Speeches:

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts June 2012 (Video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HKgP-dfyI

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Newspaper Article about me:

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/

 

Newspaper Article about me:

Legislative Gazette May 7, 2012

http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2012-05-07-81658.113122-Bill-protects-employees-from-workplace-bullying.html

 

Story on the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace web site June 11, 2012:

http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/neal.html

 

 

Healthy Workplace Bill:

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

  • PLEASE, click on this link above, then get into you specific state.  Once you are in the state of your choice, 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 as it will allow your state legislators know instantly that you are in support on this “Healthy Workplace Bill.”

PETITIONS:

Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:

http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164

Enough is Enough – Stop Workplace Bullying / National Petition:

http://signon.org/sign/enough-is-enough-stop-1?source=c.url&r_by=4521742

Union Busting Petition at Verizon:

This petition goes to the President of the United States and local legislators.

http://www.petition2congress.com/4950/stop-union-busting-at-verizon/

Oprah (On Workplace Bullying):

http://www.oprah.com/health/Workplace-Bullying-Linked-with-Lack-of-Sleep