Q: Workplace bullying.. what do I do?
Okay. So my boss cussed me out yesterday and sent me home and gave me two days off. The “reason” for this is because I cleaned a room, as I am a housekeeper and the vacuum that was provided by the job wasn’t working. I stated this to my boss. Upon inspecting my room, she started yelling at me and cussing at me about the carpet not being vacuumed.
The day before this, she claimed that there was hair in one of the sinks that i cleaned. At first when she “inspected” it she said nothing about hair and said that the house that I and another coworker cleaned looked good. Then when I was already gone for the day, she started texting me and saying guests were complaining about hair in the sink.
Prior days to this, I had made a report to our head manager about her illegally messing with employees hours and not letting us go to lunch at times. Ever since I made that report, my boss has shortened my hours and slowly the retaliation is getting worse.
What can I do ?
A: Unfortunately there’s no anti-bullying law. There’s no law that says your employer has to be nice with you and there’s no law that says being mean and nasty is actionable. However when there are specific violations of the minimum-wage or overtime laws changing an editing cards and there’s a complaint there are anti-retaliation sections of both the Florida minimum wage act in the federal wage law the fair labor standards act as well as coverage under the Florida whistleblower act
Yes depending upon more information and the facts you may be protected for the reduction in your hours in the retaliation. Consult a lawyer
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