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August 28, 2014 - redcardbitch

GSTL gets away with sexual harassment.

I have worked at Target for a year. It is the worst experience I have ever had. It was my first job and I thought it would be fun. BOY was I wrong.

Last summer, I had a GSA who I won’t name. He and I had a fun relationship as he was younger and I had just turned 18. He asked for my number and I didn’t think anything of it because I had lots of people’s numbers who worked with me. Later that day, I left, and he asked me to stay for his 15 minute break. I figured why not, because again, I had done it before. He asked me to go outside with him. We sat in front of the store and it was too sunny and hot so he asked me to move to the other side of the store. I thought he meant the other side of the front of the store which was in the shade. When he kept going, I asked him what he was doing and he said not to worry. At this point I was scared but as a young girl I did not know what to do. He took me farther back behind the store and sat down. I sat at the complete opposite end of the bench and he scooted over way too close for comfort. I asked him why he did that and all he did was kiss me. I stopped, freaked out, but he started again. Afterwards I ran back to my car in tears, and he didn’t notice. Later that night, he kept asking me when he could see me out of my “red and khaki.” I told him to stop and that I didn’t mean to lead him on but I did not want a relationship with him. He continued.

I went to ETL HR the next day and she brought me to ETL AP. He told me they weren’t going to do anything about it and it wasn’t sexual harassment because I didn’t say no at the moment. What was I supposed to do? I was 18 and scared and he was 26 and way bigger than me. I was so scared. Ive gone to 2 other ETL HR’s and I continue to work for him every day one year later.

I close with him a lot. I hate coming to work because he tries to flirt with  me, talking about Fireball whiskey and telling me i don’t look him in the eye and talk too quiet. I don’t know, maybe because I’m uncomfortable with you!?

I don’t know how they got away with it but I’m about to press charges.


Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • TargetSucks says:

    First, say NO. Always tell him no. If he flirts with you, makes you feel uncomfortable, touches you in any way, say NO. Second, PRESS CHARGES! They're making an uncomfortable work environment, and sexual harassment is ILLEGAL. Do not let them get away with it.

  • John Cree says:

    I hate to tell you this, but, Target doesn't give a damn about you. You need hard evidence to get Target to do anything and they will try and punish you first. Oh and watch out for that open door policy. It really means open door, minutes after you first told them about the problem they told him everything you said, to protect themselves and him from the situation. Target WILL NOT help you. They ( Target ) will punish you if you push the issue tho. Get evidence and then go to the police or another out of Target group, never ever call the help line. They will do their best to cover it up as well, and the "We have looked into it" line is a complete lie as well. In my situation the "We have looked into it" meant that they didn't even talk to witnesses of the event. Target is horrible. Look for a new job and move on soon. Good Luck to you.

  • waitaminute says:

    Okay, I'm confused redcardbitch.

    In your second paragraph you said the GSA was younger than you (you just turned 18) but then later in your story you said the GSA is 26. Not that it matters. If you were offended or felt threatened, age isn't a factor, but I'm curious to know the facts. Thanks

  • SusieH says:

    yea open door policy, my ass.

    I got shafted for that policy. Called the hotline and filed a compain. because im leaving soon anyways, i rather just cause someone to have their panties in a bunch from the report.


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