Blackballed from employment due to Whistleblower retaliation
Any suggestions on how to get hired when past employer, who I worked for for 11 years, keeps providing bad references?
I was SH as a female federal agent by 1st line supervisor,at job at DOD, in 1998. I tried to resolve problem for two years with mgmt. but got nowhere. I was forced to sue them and won the suit in 2003. But i ended up winning the battle but lost the war.
I have applied for 95 jobs and did not receive one of them. I even earned a State Dept internship until at last moment my agencies bad reference canceled it.
My background is in forensic acctg, fraud investigations and I speakArabic. I finished a graduate degree in 2009 at UCLA in MidEast and Arabic studies, with 3.6 GPA, in hopes of finding a job, but internship fell thru and I got depressed.
I can not find a lawyer who is willing to fight the DOD, for blackballing and retaliation.
I am on fed disability for back injury (from incident) and trying to go back to being productive and bored at home.
How unfair. Do you have a reference from your past company who will give you a positive reference? Use that person as your reference and provide another two references who are unrelated to the company. If you have a professional relationship with another person who would be willing to provide a reference would be good and then use a personal one for your last reference. I know how you feel. I am a hard worker and am well liked by colleauges but never management/bosses it seems. I wish you the best of luck.
I would suggest EEOC, but I just had a bad experience there. It seems you could file a retaliation claim. But then it is still the government, but I would try that and fight the _______s. I agree with the post about references-find someone you KNOW will be fair and give you a good reference. So sorry you are having this problem - so unfair.
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