Thank you for the information, it was helpful. First though I want to clarify that "hostile work environment" is a legal term of art that only applies when the severe and pervasive acts are motivated by unlawful discrimination
against a member or members of a protected class under employment discrimination laws. So, that means that unless you are in a protected class and that is what the motivation is for this versus a personality conflict and just plain unprofessionalism, then you don't have a harassment complaint that you could pursue in court or with the DFEH.
That leaves the issue of your continued employment and write ups. If the employer has a written policy or practice where they give people warnings prior to termination
, then they must follow that policy. Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't be written up for things that you don't agree with or find truthful and then still find yourself out of a job. However, if you could show that the employer knew that the issues you were written up for was false, then you might very well have a wrongful termination
claim, since they would have violated the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, which is required to be followed by employers in California. You would have to pursue that though with a private attorney.
If they did not have substantiation for their write ups, then you would also be found eligible for unemployment benefits
should you lose your job, which hopefully won't happen. If I were you, I might start keeping a daily journal or log of your activities and any run-ins you have with this other person, just to have something to refer to in your own defense or should you need it in the future.
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