harassement in workplace and rights if so Started by shawn7eight , Yesterday, 06:52 AM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 2 posts Posted Yesterday, 06:52 AM a co-worker and i had a friendship outside of the workplace. pretty good one. it has gone bad and now she is constantly starting arguments at work about personal life each and every day and wont stop, and is on a powertrip about respecting her authority of her position. but how can i do so when that individual is snooping in my personal life and spreading rumors. she has even gone as far as contacting people that i know and stretched truths and told lies because i wont tell her what she wants to hear. i have had to leave work on previous occasions because of the intensity of these arguments and even as of last week i called in sick a day because of confrontations. what i am trying to find out is if she is continuing to threaten to not send me to training, that she said she would send me to, and to keep calling people i know on personal levels and keep spreading rumors and keeps confronting me in the workplace, what can i do? the other issue with this is that her mother was the executive director and is now the finance mgr., which is still a top position and the executive director runs and hides. im just not sure what i can do if there is anything? advice? 15 posts Posted Yesterday, 11:02 AM Honestly, if it is not based on a legally protected characteristic, and a frienship gone awry is not protected, your legal options are slim and none. You mention this is a coworker. Is it actually your supervisor? If not, go to your supervisor about the lack of training, etc. If she is your supervisor, you may need to take it up a level.