I took a job a year ago for which I am significantly over-qualified, because it allowed me to work from home while I convalesced from two major surgeries. During that time, I have observed myriad opportunities to improve operations and brought many of those to my management but virtually all were ignored. So, I have thrice over several months proposed to higher management that I move to a new role, but due to incredibly high management turnover there has also been to no progress there.
My employer is a service outsourcing business, and while this was unfolding the client of theirs I essentially work for posted an opening for a job with a description essentially identical to that I have been proposing to my employer, and I indicated to a colleague that I would be applying for it. This information became known to my management, who NOW became interested and called me into a meeting with the intention of terminating me, which I have theater temporarily by virtue of belonging to multiple protected employee classes.
As a result of that meeting, my direct supervisor and her boss have begun a campaign of harassment. Most of that is typical and not germaine to my issue for this forum, which is that they are also actively working to denigrate my relationship with the client, using demonstrably false information. Can I halt that behavior, and/or Sue for the damage to my ability to later work for the client?
It may be worth noting that no NDA nor non-compete prevents me from going to work for/with the client.
Thanks very much in advance for your help.