Q: Can i sue for employment discrimination if hired than doesn't receive call because of owners wife ?
I was recently gave a job offer the owners wife interviewed me than made a comment about dressing properly and continued to make comments like not coming to the job in shorts shorts really odd things . the owner than offered me the job in said he would give me a call the next day in i could start working that week. I never recieved a call so i texted the owner and he replied back saying things came up .. I feel like the wife didn't want me to work there because of the way i was dressed which was a long over the knee dress that also covered my chest area. Im getting a since of discrimination.
A: If you're talking about discriminating against you based solely on the way you dress, that's perfectly legal. To have a potential employment discrimination claim, you must claim (and be able to prove) that you were treated differently based on falling under one of the "protected class" categories, including race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or, in some locales, sexual orientation.
A: Please remember this legal--and very practical advice--for future reference:
1. The message you received from the husband--"things came up"--is code for "my wife said no."
2. FYI: Wives who convince their husbands not to hire another female--for any reason--is not actionable discrimination in the workplace. It is Jealousy.
3. Also FYI: It is NOT actionable discrimination for a wife to convince her husband to terminate a female employee who has worked for the husband--even for 40 or 50 years.
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