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Comment 1 of 33, added on August 21st, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

***No I do not know you and you do not know me I am sending this mass email
in an attempt to protect my sons integrity from a multimillion dollar
company who stands by a white employee calling my son a nigger in a
professional setting....Please read our story and help me in my fight as
one voice cannot be heard but millions will! You have received this email
personally along with thousands of others as I have taken this whole work
off from work to send these out.

My name is Angela Smithson,
I brought my son to my employer's (Amica Insurance Raynham Massachusetts)
Bring Your Child to Work Day where a coworker greeted my 7 year old
biracial son with 'Let me get down to his level Yo nigger what's up.' on
4/20/05. My son was deeply troubled by this racist remark. We do not use
the word nigger in our household and as a result he had many questions. He
cries at the drop of a dime still gets very upset when someone calls him
black and tells me that he is sorry that he is black.
I contacted HR by phone on 4/22/05 with intentions of filing a complaint I
was hung up on by the Assistant VP of HR. I then sent her an email which I
still have explaining the whole situation. She did not take action. She has
been in complete control of this investigation since June when I requested
a formal complaint be made against this employee as she was harassing and
threatening me.
It was not until a few weeks ago when I finally had enough and asked to
file a formal complaint did they look into this. Their investigation was
unfounded and as a result I was told to move on. I had explained to them
since day one that this conversation was held between myself, this employee
and my son and that I did not think anyone else heard. Their final decision
was that My allegations were not proved, disproved or cooperated. However
two members of management had told me that 'I don't think she meant any
harm by that she had an exboyfriend who was black.'. This statement alone
first shows that management is not shocked that she said something like
this as she has a very foul mouth (she swears all day every day and also
uses racial and homophobic remarks) and that they are protecting her for
what ever reason.
This employee is now stalking, harassing and intimidating me daily. I have
told management they will not act upon this, they said that this employee
has every right to go where she pleases and do what she wants. I had a
nervous break down at work going into seizures and hitting my head on the
floor as a result of the pressure from management and this employee
stalking me daily. I was taken by ambulance they refuse to allow me to make
a workers comp claim they tell me to go through my health insurance and
send them the bill for the coins as stress is denied and not covered under
worker's comp. They placed me on admin leave after my NBD and would not
allow me to come back to work even though I had a DR note stating that I
could while this employee was allowed to go to work every day and carry on
as normal.
Amica has constant undercover police presence who watch me and reverse into
the parking lot when they see me. They state they felt threatened when my
son's father called questioning their investigation results as he felt the
company was calling Cullen a liar. I was standing right next to my son's
father Ali when this call was made and he never once raised his voice or
physically threatened anyone. He told them that he was not going to let
this be and that he would contact outside sources for help such as the
media and organizations. They have known that I have been being stalked and
threatened by this other employee for months but did not hire police for my
protection.
Last Thursday they sent me an email stating that the VP of HR was in the
office from RI and that I had to meet with her and the branch manager
alone. I asked for options such as a coworker or an advocate to be present
for me because in the past they have met with me alone when I asked to file
a formal complaint and have gone against me and refused to put their answer
to my allegations as well as their investigation results in writing. They
told me that they would reschedule the meeting until Friday however they
were concerned about my refusal to meet with them and if I refused today
they would term this insubordination and terminate me.
On Friday they gave me a written warning and forced me to meet with them
alone again telling me that if I keep pressing this issue about their
investigation and my son that I will be terminated (I have never been even
verbally warned for my behavior in my 4 years of working for Amica in fact
my pay raises for the last 4 years should show I went from 20000 to
33000within 4 years and in fact this written warning was not signed by
management or myself it had no area for signatures)and also I must respect
this other employee. During all of this my mom had come to my office
unannounced as my grandmother is in a local hospital and my Mom wanted me
to go with her as she has a heart conditions when I came to meet my Mom in
the lobby she saw that I was crying and asked to speak to management they
would not allow her to and called the police. I left as my Mom would not
leave and I had no control over her but I did not want to lose my job for
something she may say or do. My Mom was arrested.
My Mom was released but has many bruises and cuts from the police including
a billy club bruise that was inflicted by the paid detail officer who was
following me this morning.
It is obvious that the Amica Insurance Southeastern Massachusetts office is
a racial infested company and should be stopped as they are taken no action
against this other employee yet are constantly retaliating against myself
and my family for speaking out for my son. It is clear to me that they have
great disdain against me as a Caucasian women who created biracial
children
Please help me and guide me to protect myself, my son and my lively hood.
I have contacted the NAACP,AG's office of MA,Governor of MA, MA labor
board, DA's office, media, local colleges, Attorneys and no one will help
me. You have my consent to contact whomever you may need to in order to
assist me in spreading this word and protecting my family against these
racists!
They have silenced me after putting up a long hard fight however they can
not take away my freedom of speech.

I beg of you to contact the powers that be at Amica to advise them that
you know what they have done to an innocent 7 year old and his family and
that you do not stand for the way they swept his pain under the rug! I have
no other options as I do not have money to hire an Attorney. I will lose
this battle against Amica alone.
Thank You
Angela L Smithson

Please sign Cullen's petition at
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/Cullen and
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/Amica

Amica Insurance contact:
1-888-863-5912
CEO Robert Dimuccio rdimuccio@amica.com (who never returned any of my
calls,letters, emails or requests to meet with him personally regarding my
son's pain)
Assistant VP Suzanne Casey scasey@amica.com (the HR employee who was sent
to investigate and made the final call)
Anthony Noviello III, Branch Manager Southeastern Massachusetts Office
anoviello@amica.com (who tried to be my friend during the investigation
just to find out my next move, he has children himself that went to bring
your child to work day)

angela from United States

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