Hello - I am a Field Services Manager. An hourly employee
who has been with the company for 30+ years has been known to bully other employees, and manipulate in order to get her way. She questioned my authority several times in the past, and just recently has created a situation so bad that she has come between myself and my G.M. She has been on medical leave for 3 months. She is due to return soon. During a conversation, I informed her that I was removing her from one of her assigned duties, which involved her being at the work site for over 15 hours, due to the distance from her home. I have other employees who live closer, which would make it so they could go home for the 3 hour break in between duties, making it a 12 hour shift. She went to my G.M. claiming I am retaliating against her because she was on leave. She gets overtime
and double time pay for the hours she works at this site, so ultimately, it also saves the company money by having someone who is closer perform the duties. She has gone to my boss several times in the past when she didn't agree with one of my decisions. I have made requests to my boss to put a stop to this bullying and harassment
, and he has done nothing. Do I have any way to put an end to her conduct? I love my job, however I feel my blood boil whenever I have to deal with this person, who I don't trust nor respect.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California ... yeah, good luck!
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: Full time
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I do have documentation of incidents and problems we have had with her in the past