Not over Yet! – Verizon

Not over Yet!  – Verizon

In life there are set-backs, and this past week losing to Verizon was one.  I have learned throughout my life to never give up, never.  We lost this trial not because we were not prepared for Verizon to lie, and catch them, but because we had to win by a unanimous decision and we were honest.  My belief is that you cannot get 12 friends in a room to agree on anything never mind when it comes to racial acts, bullying or a wrongful termination.  We are not done yet, I may say. 

When I started this journey to seek justice that my family and I well deserved I never though in my wildest dreams my message would carry so far?  I am happy with that more than anything.  Today, I spoke to my publisher and we are carrying out the final chapters to my book about Verizon.  What’s unique about this book is there will be thousands of Verizon employee stories about your personal experiences while working for Verizon, not just mine.  I have gathered them all for the world to see.  So as I begin to let the world know the truth about Verizon, you will have your voices as well through me. 

When you’re violated and wronged there is nothing wrong about exposing the perpetrators, it’s our right as victim and it’s our constitutional right.   

Most importantly, I need all of you to not get discouraged by my loss, as it’s a gain.  It’s a step in the right direction to getting the word out to corporation “we will no longer accept poor behaviors in the workplaces.”  Please do not stop and continue to speak up against “Workplace Bullying.”  One day it will be law!

I did what I was asked to do and that was to follow the Verizon Business Code of Conduct, and report abusive behaviors and I would be protected, not retaliated against as it turned out.  Others never had to worry about the Verizon Business of Code of Conduct because they had the power and connections to avoid the repercussion, as it was proven this week.

Today, I began to try and save our home from foreclosure so right now hopefully I can save my home.  It’s my number one priority but I promise you this, I will never give up on this fight against Verizon and against Workplace Bullying.  One my book is published this journey is only getting started.

God Bless you all and thank you from my family to yours

 

“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 Story:

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

 

 

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About justiceatverizon

Neal W. Dias – Bio 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, and a grandchild and a wonderful wife. 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 and tormented 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 13,000 readings and over 1,500 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.” On April 30, 2012 I was honored to have spoken in Albany New York at the Capital a National Campaign on Workplace Bullying. I am an active Advocate to this cause, in Massachusetts. 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. Neal W. Dias 645 Marvel Street Swansea, MA. 02777 774-319-3931 Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): 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/
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2 Responses to Not over Yet! – Verizon

  1. Ed says:

    Hi Neal

    My daughter was just recently terminated, wrongfully I might add, and I would very much like to pick your brain as we are preparing to commence a law suit.

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