I am a new manager of 8 (used to be 9) now 7 direct reports.
August 6,2021 at 4:44AM UTC
I’ve been with the company 8 months. The Sr. Lead applied for my role and didn’t get it. He has now moved on to a new role within the company. Before leaving he poisoned the team’s view of me and never helped be with anything concerning the job (I am so lost). As a result the entire team have been extremely passive aggressive and disrespectful to me. My manager that hired me has taken a new role as well and my new manager was on my interview panel and didn’t want to hire me (found out she wanted that role for a friend). Now my new manager and team have created an environment that is so stressful I have panic attacks. This week I had to give a team member a written warning for coming to work sick twice (COVID policy). Everyone including my new manager thinks that this was excessive but I was following guidance from HR. She did not support me in the corrective action process at all. I believe she is secretly helping the person I gave a CA to with creating a counter complaint on me. Now I feel ostracized and isolated. I’ve been told by others that this is because I am black and a woman. My manager and entire team of 7 are white women. I know race should not be a factor but I feel that it is. I do not know what to do. I was so excited about entering into a corporate career. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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"Client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates" - Is this considered Age Discrimination?
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