California Employment Law
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In California Can your boss/employer lie to you and punish you for anything?
My boss hates me, it's 5 pages of a story so just trust me when i say that. We have had arguements when he wasnt my boss, then he got promoted to a boss, then i got hostily moved under him, because him and his boss are buddies.
When i was hired 5 years ago. I was given an astro van, which holds u in an upright position, i told my old boss, no problems, he got me a mini van, well that vehicle ran out and the normal procedure use to be we picked out from a choice of 2 or 3 options of vehicles.
I ordered the one i wanted to fit my needs, but it was taken before i got it even and i was put into a ford transit, which sigh, agagain is messing with my back and left leg.
So, Our fleet admin was on the lookout for me and gave me a different vehicle because the vecihcle i was in was hurting my lower back and causing left leg numbness.
Well my boss gets all butthurt over it and starts making up dumb lies why I can't have it, and another exact tech same job title as me has one just like it.
I told him i have back problems and this one is better. They keep lying saying oh i need a truck with a ladder or a ladder rack possibility when NONE OF US DO !
Its a bunch of made up BS lies.
So they made me change trucks back, even after telling them of my medical conditions and today my back is putting me down, and i have 2 under 2 year olds to tend too.
In the emails, it seems they are both admiting the real reason is personal. They say oh its not personal.
(direct quote from email: "I can understand your concern, but this is not personal. This is about following the chain of command and following directions. We'll see you tomorrow at 7AM start.")
So it's a punishement? cause i thought they kept telling me it was about other made up things they said.
(direct quote from email: "Unfortunately, the vehicle that was given to you was pre-assigned to another technician and the assigning supervisor was bypassed for authorization hence creating the situation that we are in. Again, we locate an appropriate vehicle for you to use as soon as one becomes available.")
But I was already in an accomadating vehicle for the last 3 weeks, I have worked 5 years and completed over 3000 jobs with everything needed. and like i said other techs of same job title have this truck
They just dont want me to have it. And intentionally inflicting stress and pain on me now.
Does this sound legal? Should I waste my time with HR ? They will just pick at me other ways more if i do that.
i was really more concerned about the infliction of physical pain being caused by their personal vendeta
the truck I had, reclines the chair chevy coloroda king cab
the truck they give me now makes me sit upright and doesnt recline
the point being, I was accomidated with the colorodo, and they took it back to "teach me a lesson" for not listening, is what i get out of those emails, I just didnt realize I was at daycare and could be given punishments in the workplace, especially those that inflict physical pain
and isn't that really a fine line?
yes i know i've been through this before, employer can pretty much be a jerk and so forth
but it could be construed as a hostile work enviroment? which is against the law?
it's also a billion dollar company, with other techs of the same title as me, have the coloroda? this means nothing? everyone has to be treated the same?
sorry I don't mean to usually ask so many questions, try not to abuse the system
I understand what you're saying, i just want to be 90% sure where i stand as it dictates how the my tone will be in my HR email
Please can you just clarify these for me:
There are still company policy to be followed? making it law ...i mean doesn't it say that if the company has a policy handbook in place it has to be followed or they can get civil fines and punitve award??
Do the fact that this is happening at our place of work, exempt them from a civil suit, outside of work, for what they are doing at work?
so then this is pursuable? what is your "opinioniated hypothesis" on % of chance to win
Having prior knowledge of my "medical condition" being told this is going to cause me physical pain, because i have a medical condition and doing it anyway? I went to the dr today because of anxiety attacks she says is what I'm experiencing and i've never had until they started this a few weeks ago.
I've been putting up with little things for 2 years now, but this to me is just over the line, and I simply cannot take it emotionally either. I really do appreciate your time and now it was for a good cuase, im not just a disgruntled employee, my 2 bosses are way out of line.
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