I have been with this company for 12 yrs and have been told I was highly respected etc. The branch recently hired a new mgr and he is singling me out and questioning my hours. I feel he thinks I am a threat to him as I know what has been and is going n the branch and he does not want me here. I have spoke to HR on a recent meeting and now I think I need to get ouside legal help as I feel this mircomging is affecting me emotionally, Any recommendations would be grateful
State/Country relating to question: South Carolina
Contaced HR recently on an issue that happened on June 27 they came back with an email yesterday when I was gone and I have not replied on it. So I am sure they will call tomorrow. I think I may need outside legal counsel however I am not sure what to look for or if this is any grounds for a dispute
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That is a very difficult situation to be in, and I am sorry that you are having to deal with it.
The problem here is that in the absence of an Employment Contract, employees are generally employed At Will, and the employer may change the terms and conditions of their employment at will. There is no obligation on the part of the employer or your supervisor to treat you well, or even be fair to you. Fairness is not required under the law.
The only time being singled out by a manager passes in to being illegal is if the singling out is because of your race, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability.
If any of these factors are involved, that is when it is time to seek legal counsel, as this could be illegal discrimination.
Unfortunately, micromanaging is not illegal, although I can certainly understand why it would be effecting you.
However, the only time mistreatment or discrimination is illegal is when it is on account of the employee's race, religion, national origin, gender, age (for employees over 40), or disability.
So, in short, if the mistreatment is due to any of the above specific categories, it would be time to find outside legal counsel and consider a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, absent this type of discrimination, poor treatment at work is not illegal (even if it arguably should be).
Thank you, no not any of those are the single out issues, it is usually not including me with other females in the office and calling me into his office when noone is there to question me. Trying to get me to quit. Even saying if your not happy please feel free to leave? Just wondering as I am happy with the company just not what is going on.
I can certainly understand how frustrating that would be. All too often people have to deal with being treated poorly at work. Unfortunately, it only becomes actionable when the poor treatment stems from discrimination (or sexual harassment of some kind, which is covered by gender discrimination).
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Thank you: Well said, Unfortune as I have always been a top employee and for some reason this mgr feels threaten by me and I dont know why. I have asked him as well. Have a Happy 4th
You are welcome, and a happy 4th to you as well. Hopefully you can find some fun today to take your mind off of the work situation.
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