California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
I think i'm being harassed at work. I am constantly being accused by the supervisors of doing things that I did not do. For example, last week I was accused of altering the settings in a machine. I denied doing so as I did not do it and don't even know how to access the settings. One of the supervisors followed me around all week accusing me of doing it. She said 'all the supervisors know that I was the one that did it'. I was told that I would 'be out on the street without a job' if they found out a did what they were accusing me of doing. When they found the two people who really did it, they did nothing to reprimand them. When I asked why they were not being reprimanded, the one supervisor I was speaking to just walked away. They also tried to falsify documents to make it look as if i forgot to do something, but they were unable to falsify them because there were witnesses/friends who got to the documents before they were able to modify them. What can I do to stop this? What are my rights?
I know that to have a harassment case, you must be part of a 'protected' class. I don't believe I am in any of those 'classes'. I have been at this job for a long time and will be able to retire in several years. But I am close in age to the supervisors who are just making the workplace horrible for me. Is there anything I can do? I have been accused of making mistakes, but the accusers have been proven wrong so far. I'm afraid that if I do make a mistake, I will be fired for it. I am careful and a good worker. The only thing I can think of is that the people that are making it hard for me to work there have higher degrees and certifications than I have.
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