Thank you for your follow-up. I do see a few issues here that are concerning so I will attempt to list them in order. Should I miss anything, please use the 'reply' button and I will clarify or explain further.
I do agree that you are having legitimate issues with this employer. I see your lack of common ground with the boss as frankly less of an issue than their behavior pertaining to the medical sign-up. That, by itself, appears discriminatory and retaliatory in nature since they attempted to withhold (and did withhold) benefits to which you are entitled to.
I also see the hours that you are compelled to work as an issue, especially if someone is docking you hours so that you are not being paid in full. That happens to be fraud
and a violation of state employment law
which requires employees to be paid for their time.
Her taking your employees and rescheduling time is potentially bad-spirited but permitted since it is a business decision. It does not help that you do not have friends or contacts higher up in corporate since that appears to be exactly what would need to be escalated. So would the jokes and the behavior at your expense, since that appears to be based on your age--that is in violation of the ADEA
or the Age Discrimination
in Employment Act, which forbids employees from discriminating against employees 40 or older, and that is part of what you are describing is happening.
If you cannot obtain an answer from corporate, you have two next steps. First, consider contacting the EEOC
in your area and filing a grievance on basis of being in a hostile
work environment and experiencing retaliation
. Point out that you are not granted benefits when others are granted the same rights, you were intentionally provided the application late and in a different language, and that upon your requests you were laughed at. If the EEOC finds merit, they will issue you a 'right to sue' letter which you would be able to use and obtain an attorney who could pursue the company on your behalf. The second step is to contact the labor department, and show that you were not being paid--if they see it as valid they will likewise pursue an investigation and possibly fine the company in the process.
Hope that helps.