If you read my previous posts I've been harassed and mistreated after returning from maternity leave.
I submitted a formal harassment complaint with documentation to HR (well there was no dedicated HR person just an inexperienced office caretaker ) even after HR tried to down play the issue and put the blame on me. HR was part of the harassment too. They wanted to 'mommy track' me.
Anyways, all I got was a forced apology from the 8 staff members who harassed me. Well it's better than nothing but I am still angry with all of them and don't feel that anyone really cared about how badly I was treated. No men were harassed when they came back from paternity leave.
Now they are very quiet with me and it seems to be settled but because they harassed me I just don't like or trust them too much.
In these situations is it better to just move on?
When I came back from my leave I just wanted to be viewed as a professional coming back rather than 'mommy' but they ruined that for me. I can tolerate working there but it's hard to see a future. They try to be all nice now but it just seems fake. They don't bother with me too much any more.
Every time something comes up I'm going to link it back to the heavy scrutiny they placed on me coming back and being a 'mommy'.
It's quite awkward. Are women always viewed as 'mommy' after maternity leave and perhaps may be sidelined in the organization forever?