I worked for the LDS Church for 4 years. During this time I worked at two temples and in the Temple Department at Church headquarters. I quickly found that I, and many of those people I worked with, were working in a hostile and abusive work environment. Striving to improve the environment for others, first and then for myself, I reported the many abuses to the Provo Utah Temple Recorder. I soon found myself becoming the victim of abuse from this Recorder and the temple engineers. The more I reported abuse, hostilities, retaliation, revenge, illegal acts, safety violations, and threats, the more I was retaliated against.
One evening the Recorder broke into my computer, cracked open my password protected journal, and read it until 3am at my desk. I soon found myself being transferred to the Temple Department in SLC for a "developmental assignment". From this point forward Church leaders sought to vilify me. In SLC, the Temple Department Director was even more abusive than the recorder. Within 9 days he threatened my job (on the same day an OSHA complaint was filed against the Provo Utah Temple for 9 serious violations).
Approximately 4 months later, 11 days after the OSHA complaint was closed, I was suddenly being forced out of LDS employment. The director stated I did excellent work, there was nothing wrong with my performance, but I just wasn't a good fit. However, as I started to appeal the HR Director and Temple Department Managing Directors stated I was being let go for performance reasons, reasons I had never heard or been allowed to correct according to HR policy. This was the second step of vilification. I was in complete shock. Not only did these high executives support the abusers but also worked with them to oust me and destroy my reputation.
I had over 100 pages of journal entries documenting the abuse, recordings, and other documented proof. All of it was completely ignored and leaders refused to even speak to me about the abuse. I recently spoke with an LDS Church attorney from Kirton McKonkie who said to me that, yes, they were bad managers and their actions were bad but he would not answer my questions on why were they allowed to continue their employment while I, the victim of this abuse, was forced out.
Addition vilification then started and he stated I was hostile, went around slamming doors, and was knocking pictures off of walls. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I had never done those things and told him so. He said, "See, you don't take correction or counsel." I agreed that I would not take accountability for things I had never done. It was astounding!
The attorney from Kirton McKonkie concluded by saying to me, "What does it matter? Nothing can be done for you." [He knew that the statute of limitations had expired and that no one had responded to my requests for review of the abuse]. In my experience and opinion, they don't care about the abuses that occurred. They simply do not care. They do care about protecting the Church at all cost even if that cost is a human being.