Need help in court against Verizon

Verizon present and former Employees that are in need of my testimony:

I have been getting notification from a few former Verizon Employees and law firms asking me if I could please testify in their behalf.  I have absolutely no problem doing so in any state within the borders of this country.

If at any time you need my expert testimony or an official document signed for summary of judgment, I will do it.

Below is an example of what your attorneys can put together for me to sign, and it can be submitted onto court.  What Verizon does in each case it make the courts believe that it’s an isolated incident, when in fact it’s a companywide issue of the very poor and illegal practices that are taken place at Verizon each day.

So if you need me, or any other employees or customers you know who is filing a lawsuit against Verizon, I will testify.

Review below for your attorney:

Attorney’s Office and information

COURT and the STATE of the court

Plaintiff, v. VERIZON Defendants.

CASE NO

Assigned for all purposes to Honorable

DECLARATION OF NEAL DIAS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Complaint Filed: Hearing: Time: Place:

I, NEAL DIAS, hereby declare as follows:

1. I am a former employee if VERIZON communications from _____ to _______. I was employed as a manager. In my role as a manager, I have personal knowledge of the following and if called upon to testify could and would competently testify hereto as follows;

2. In my personal experience, as well as based upon the experiences of others I have witnessed, as soon as a report of unethical, or illegal behavior is made to VERIZON’s corporate security, or VERIZON’s ethics department, the complaints would be communicated to management in the associated organization.

3. As a management employee for VERIZON I am also aware of the practice of VERIZON to “blacklist” employees who have filed lawsuits against the corporation. As soon as the lawsuit

DECLARATION OF NEAL DIAS IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT is filed, the fact that the lawsuit has been filed is noted in the organization and throughout the effected district. As such, any hiring managers are notified that the potential employee “comes with baggage” which means the employee is not desirable due to the fact that the employee has initiated a law suit, or otherwise complained internally of unethical or unlawful acts on the part of other VERIZON employees.

4. I am aware that VERIZON has a policy of against harassment and unlawful discrimination. The policy is not followed at all, and in fact anyone who attempts to utilize any of the procedures in that policy will most likely wind up being targeted for retaliation up to and including termination.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed on December _____, 2013 in ______________, ___________________. ____________________________ Neal Dias

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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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3 Responses to Need help in court against Verizon

  1. Lana Cooke says:

    Thanks for your perseverence. Lana Cooke.

  2. /16/2014

    WBGH News

    Ref: January 14, 2014 WGBH News Station – Segment on Workplace Bullying

    Dear Ms. Emily Rooney and Mr. Adam Reilly,

    On January 14, 2014, on your WGBH News station, I watched your segment on Workplace Bullying (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT8O8iExT2I&feature=youtu.be).
    It was this week’s in-depth FOCUS report, on examining the new push to ban bullying in the workplace. It’s a controversial idea, and as WGBH news reporter Adam Reilly focus was on a classic case of good intentions gone too far.
    In the process you had interviewed Mr. Shelton Prince and Professor David Yamada, both of them I have been so lucky to have met. I had the great opportunity of meeting them specifically because of workplace bullying that I myself witnessed and was a victim of while working at Verizon Communication in Massachusetts. I credit Mr. Shelton Prince for having the strength to come forward for so long in this for dignity.
    We are lucky in Massachusetts to have committed advocates like Professor David Yamada, Mr. Greg Sorozan and Deb Falzoi from the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace. They fight each day for a Healthier Workplace for every citizen in this state, and many have no clue that they are doing this. You have Deb Falzoi, who is the most committed woman I know. She puts more time into this cause in Massachusetts, than probably than anyone combined in this country for no money or recognition, but just for a better place for us all.
    Below are the links for your viewers to gain insight and maybe they need to know that they are not alone, because you do feel that way when it’s happening to you.
    http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/index.html
    http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/states/ma/massachusetts.php
    This link below will provide you with seven powerful stories from just a few of so many hurting inside from the effects of Workplace Bullying. I am the forth story as my name is Neal Dias – former Verizon Manager, and a victim of Workplace Bullying. Take the time to read them.
    http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/index.html
    I am writing you today as I am going to share my story with you. I will not do it in this letter format because when I email it to you both, your editors and managers, my story will be in an attachment layout for you to read at your convenience. Do not worry about privacy as I want this story out there, as I have been doing this for over three years now.
    I am also going to attach a letter that I had comprised to the MCAD (Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination), Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Attorney General specifically on the neglect of the MCAD / EEOC in Massachusetts, when it came to filing a complaint with them. The neglect of so many filing I can bet gest abandoned. As Mr. Shelton Price basically was stating that MCAD neglected to assist in any capacity, as he stated this in a nice way, that MCAD was a waste of time, and he’s absolutely correct! MCAD, is just window dressing and neglect more than they help, just ask the right people or attorneys on both sides, it’s a waste of time but its apart of the very long process towards potential resolution or justice.
    I will also attach over 500 stories from Verizon employees to me from all over the country about their abusive workplace that they have endured while working at Verizon. I have over 5,000 stories from Verizon employees but will only send you 500. While I was in Federal Depositions (and I can provide you with the transcripts), Verizon was forced to admit that they receive over 104,000 reports into their EEO /Ethics Department a year. That’s 2,000 unethical complaints of abusive treatment a week. Verizon then stated, were a large company and it’s expected. Well Verizon employees 235,000 employees and that’s almost 50% of the employees are reaching out for help because of immoral and abusive treatment. That’s 50% of men and woman that are courageous enough to do this knowing there will be retaliation. 50% is a problem. In any company but Verizon refuses to look at these issues and spends more money trying to cover this up.
    I will send you an attachment of a story that was posted in the Boston Globe and hundreds of Verizon management and union employees reacted pay a close attention at the names that were targeted in this article as I was a high level manager in Verizon and know that these people they mention ate bullies at work. Look at the anger, frustration and lack of respect toward Verizon and Verizon management from the employee, its powerful. This is all right here in Massachusetts.
    In addition I will send you hundreds of stories from other working class people from all over the country that have worked in so many places and have suffered emotional and physical abuse at their work environments.
    I am going to send you the inspirational stories as well from many, to me.
    I will send this all to you both in an attachment for you to view for further incite on just what is really going on at Verizon and so many other places in our state and country.
    You may ask why am I getting all these people to send me their stories and who am I? Well I will make it short.
    I was a very successful manager at Verizon communication, and high up on the Verizon’s New England Diversity Committee. I was making a great six figure income and living great. I was on many leadership committees what at Verizon and was asked by Verizon to speak often in garages and offices on inclusion and diversity. I was a part of The Boston Partnership program which I know you heard of. It’s a very elite training and mentoring course prepared through this organization. It’s specifically for upscale minority leaders in each organization to train to move up the corporate ladder and in their specific communities in Boston Massachusetts (http://www.thepartnershipinc.org/). This training program was expensive and it was fully paid for by Verizon. I was the only one selected in Verizon New England to attend this year long course. In fact, I was the selected to be the graduating speaker to represent the class.
    I also was nominated and flown into New York by Verizon, to receive an award from the President of Verizon. It was for my leadership role in the Verizon’s New England Diversity Committee. There is an endless amount of things that I have done for Verizon, the Employees of Verizon and the customers and I was awarded for my hard work and successes, and my career was perfect.
    But it was in 2004 I decided to confront two workplace bullies that were very well connected to the top of Verizon, to the Verizon Corporate Security and EEO Departments. And it was then that my career was now taking a different course, in a negative spiral. In 2008 of December, days before Christmas I was let go as it was covered up in a lay off. From 2004 – 2008 I was discriminated against, harassed, bullied, targeted and then wrongfully terminated, it’s been livid hell.
    It was in 2011 that I decided to post what had happened to me on line (which you will receive as an attachment with this letter), it then opened the flood gates to so many to tell me their personal stories, which are so sad and never should have happened. I have access to millions now by post, emails, calls and Facebook (with over 700 groups) so the stories are endless.
    The news story that you put on your show, is just the tip of the iceberg as the abuse in our culture and workplaces today. It’s way beyond the destruction that we see in our schools when it comes to bullying.
    The laws we created to protect our children were great in Massachusetts. We now have the toughest bullying laws in the country when it comes to protecting our children but Massachusetts. But when it comes to Workplace Bullying Laws in Massachusetts and the other 49 states, we are neglecting the parents of all these protected children.
    You may ask why this bill hasn’t passed into law in over 30 something states! Politics is the reasons. Some politicians own and have friend that own businesses and feel this law will do more bad than good, as I disagree. Then you have the larger companies like Verizon that will donate millions to some of these politicians to not vote in favor of this bill, as they feel it’s not in their best favor. Bulling laws passed very quickly for our children because there was no monetary loss or gain for the politicians.
    You look at victims that go against companies like Verizon. . I was in a federal mediation in Boston. My attorney was present, as well as the Verizon Attorneys and a Federal Mediator (Former Federal Judge). Verizon said: They will not allow me to ever win my case because they have endless resources. So many workplace bullying victims have not chance at all to compete for justice, so we need a law to make the playing field level for victims of this hennas crime.
    I am writing you today as to tell you, do not let up on this story as it are larger that you could ever imagine. If you ever have a second segment on workplace bullying or the emotional and financial effect of workplace bullying, I will always be available to speak to you. In fact if you ever need any Massachusetts residents to speak, I can line them up in a minute at your doorstep.
    At the bottom of my story that I will send you, there are several links to my blogs, or speeches that I have been invited to do. I was invited by a few courageous to political that choose to do the right thing. I then had the opportunity to I speak at the capital in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and at the National Workplace Bullying Press Conference at the Press Club in Washington DC.
    This situation has destroyed our lives, and the lives of many good and innocent people that get up each day to go to work. Many of these people made the right decision to stay out of trouble, get good grades when they were younger, some went to college, some went into the military to serve their country (like me as a former U.S. Marine) and some didn’t, but none of them, no matter what how they prepared for their futures to support themselves, and their families should ever have to endure such abusive and physiological torment at the workplaces. Some victims have acted out and seriously harmed or killed their bullies at workplaces. Some have killed themselves because of the overbearing pressures. Many lose their homes and families. Things have to change!
    What’s behind a rise in workplace bullying by Shana Lebowitz, Greatist, special for USA Today College 8:15 p.m. EDT October 8, 2013.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/10/08/hostile-workplace-less-productive/2945833/
    Workplace Bullying is described as:
    • Work interference – sabotage – which prevents work from getting done.
    • One isolated incident does not constitute workplace bullying.
    • Bullying behavior is generally:
    o Persistent and prolonged in nature
    o Carried out by one or more persons against one or more targets
    o Conscious behavior with the intention to harm the target
    o Has a devastating influence on the emotional well-being of the victim or target.
    I personally went from earning a great living and paying my bills, to preparing for a foreclosure on my home and preparing for the filing of bankruptcy. This down fall because of workplace bullying, discrimination, reporting a hostile work environment, racism and then retaliation in several wants including my wrongful termination.
    So please do not stop until we can celebrate the victory of a Healthier Workplace for all of us, and our children’s futures as well.
    Thank you,

    Neal W. Dias
    645 Marvel Street
    Swansea, MA. 02777
    774-991-3663

    Attached in an email sent to you.
    • My Story
    • 500 Verizon Workplace Bullying Stories
    • Bullying Petitions and Victims Stories
    • Other Workplace Bullying Stories outside of Verizon
    • My Speeches in other states on Workplace Bullying
    • Boston Globe Article on Verizon
    • 15 (12 point) pages of Verizon Lawsuits and Negligence
    • Support and Encourage

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

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

    President Obama – Workplace Bullying Meeting
    http://justicefor7.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/the-president-of-the-united-states-bullying/
    https://justiceatverizon.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/president-obama-workplace-bullying-meeting/

    My Speeches:
    Was invited by Representative Katherine M. Clark to speak in front of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, a public hearing for HB 1766 “The Healthy Workplace Bill.” June 25, 2013

    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:

    Capital Confidential – New York’s Capital Newspaper
    http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/128768/savino-englebright-push-bill-to-fight-workplace-bullying/
    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
    Boston School Department has partnered with Verizon in an Anti-Bullying Partnership.
    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/verizon-and-the-city.fb28?source=c.fb&r_by=4096164

    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/

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