Ann is being bullied and harassed at work. She has reported it to her managers multiple times and nothing has been done. This time, HR was contacted and involved. This has been an ongoing problem.
Bob, who harasses Ann, works right next to her. He made a comment and Ann told Bob to "mind his own business." Bob went to his manager and told on Ann. Ann went to HR.
The next day, Ann gets a documentation for leaving work to go to HR. She was told she is not allowed to go to HR under any circumstances by her boss. She also was written up for not speaking nicely to Bob, when Bob is the one who said something first. Ann never speaks to Bob. This was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Is this legal? Can a manager tell an employee who is working in a hostile work environment that she will get in trouble for the complaint they filed?