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Unfortunately the employer may dock your pay based upon violations in the workplace provided he does not do so for illegal reasons.
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Absent a written agreement to the contrary, an employee can be treated differently or discriminated against for any reason, as long as the reason is not prohibited by law.
Federal laws prohibit employment discrimination
on the grounds of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,past, current, or future military obligations, FMLA
usage or filing a workers compensation
If you think that your treatment was based one of these protected areas you may have an actionable claim against your employer.
To make a claim against your employer, you must file a "charge of discrimination" with the EEOC
. The charge must be filed by mail or in person with a local EEOC office within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.