Victimisation, Harrassment and Sexual Discrimination

by Ms Owen

Victimisation, Harrassment and Sexual Discrimination

by Ms Owen
Ms Owen
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I am one woman, facing a huge company and a huge legal battle, with few resources left.
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Latest: March 2, 2022

Thank You All!

I shall not bog you down with loads of words.  Thank you to each and every one of you that has donated or shared.  The Hearing (7 days) starts on 14th March 2022.  Could I ask that, if…

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Hello, my name is Ms Owen. In March 2012, I joined a major transportation company, in a highly-responsible, safety-critical role, dealing with all types of incidents, including fatalities. My work was rewarding, and when I moved to a busy hub of the business in 2015, I looked forward to gaining more experience.

Unfortunately, a nightmare series of events began on my very first day, which have ultimately led to me bringing a claim in the Employment Tribunal for sex, discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation.

My claim is that I was subjected to two years of horrific abuse, harassment and discrimination, working in a toxic misogynistic working environment, and when I complained through the organisation’s formal procedures, after two years of a flawed investigation, my concerns were rejected and no one was held accountable. To make matters worse, my complaint was leaked to the very people I was complaining about.

I now find myself as an individual, who has been discriminated against at work, having to fight a massive organisation with substantial resources in the courts to get justice.

The system is weighted against the individual. I have had to engage lawyers at significant personal cost – liquidating my pension to fund my legal costs. In addition, there is a huge emotional cost to pay, not just to me but also to my daughter.

My hearing is in a few months and will result in a huge legal bill. I need support from crowd funding in order to continue to fund my case; I do not have wealthy friends of family to back me.

I am simply trying to hold an organisation to account for the discrimination and harassment that I was subjected to. Through this I hope to finally get peace for me and my daughter.

I am truly grateful to anyone who believes in my fight and chooses to support me.

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Ms Owen

March 2, 2022

Thank You All!

I shall not bog you down with loads of words.  Thank you to each and every one of you that has donated or shared.  The Hearing (7 days) starts on 14th March 2022.  Could I ask that, if you have a spare moment, you continue to share my case?  I am so grateful to you all!

Update 2

Ms Owen

Feb. 24, 2022

Gaining the courage to stand up for ourselves and others

Since my last update, there has been even more support for my case   My grateful thanks to everyone!  My hope, for this seven day hearing, is to raise others, (by virtue of recommendations made), out of their own, often isolated, misery.  

People suffer every day because they know that to speak out is to risk their jobs and careers.  They move jobs, if they are younger, and leave the problem for the next unsuspecting employee to discover, perhaps hoping they will be better equipped to deal with it.  On and on this problem goes, with the problem (people/groups of people) gaining confidence in their untouchability, becoming bolder with their vitriol.  If their immediate managers cannot manage their behaviour,  perhaps through their own fears of being targetted, a toxic workplace, where the strongest characters dominate, can be the result.  Weaker, or minority people (being in the minority in that workplace) will often be their target.  For if someone else is the target, then they cannot be, right?

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me this far, I really appreciate your help.  I have a target to reach soon, or my quest for help is over.  After this, as can be seen by other Employment Tribunal cases, I will still need funding help.  This saddens me, as I do not like approaching anyone with my cap in my hand.  (This is why I am about to destroy my final salary pension). But I do not have much more in my possession, so can I ask that you continue to share my link, as the further knowledge of this case goes, the more likely it is to achieve funding, to achieve positive change.

I wish to end this update with a helping hand for the animals (I am an animal lover).  The Blue Cross are doing a no money funding campaign, using gaming.  I do not understand it, but for those of you who game, or have children who game, you could help the animals at no cost to yourselves.  This is the link (sorry you will have to paste it)

www.bluecross.org.uk/1897-challenge

Once again, my sincere gratitude for your continued support and sharing.




Update 1

Ms Owen

Feb. 10, 2022

Stoicism and Gratitude

Thank you to each of you that has found it in your heart to give to this cause, for which I thank you from the bottom of mine.  

It is my hope that, even though standing up isn't easy, my case gives other people the spark of courage they need, to address something they believe is important.  Walking away just leaves the problem for others to deal with.  For there will be others.

May I ask that, from time to time during this month, you share my link, when you feel you can?  The true cost of the upcoming Tribunal is phenomenal, and I have just had to take a huge loan, at age 60, to pay for part of this last stage.  If the money runs out, (which, through often pointless litigation, it has been) I will have to go into the Tribunal alone.   This I will do, for I believe there needs to be a change, and hope for all who may be suffering alone.

All money goes straight to my brilliant solicitor, Paul Ryman, at GunnerCooke to help fund my legal team.

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