I am feeling quite hurt to have learned two co-workers I actively sponsored and supported have been actively making fun of me in a private message thread.
Some more context:
- The men we work with got complained about because of their actions, but I am actively being made fun of, including how I talk, my positivity, and who I am as a person.
- They don't know I know. Our Compliance Team discovered it and flagged it to me as violating our employee handbook. Our Compliance Team didn't realize I was the person being talked about because they were mostly focused on inappropriate comments about male co-workers.
- I am in regular meetings and private syncs with these individuals due to the nature of my role and theirs.
- I was the only woman they made fun of but the only one senior to them in the organization.
As you can imagine, this was deeply hurtful to learn, and it's hard to imagine carrying on like normal at this moment. Should I address it?