Q: What can I do about harrassment in the workplace? HR and state are not doing anything.
I work for a healthcare company and they have singled me out more than once, along with other CNAs, threatened to fire me over being sick and having car problems. And said if I was sick one more time or late due to car problems I would be fired.
A: Hello, more information is needed here. General sickness is not protected under any federal law. If your illness is caused by a condition that qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may have some level of protection. There is no protection for car issues. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation to discuss in more detail.
A: While it is legal for a company to fire an employee for almost any reason, such as missing too many days of work, it is not legal to subject an employee to harassment More detail is needed here. You say you were “singled out.” Do you feel you are being treated differently as an employee or threatened with termination because of discrimination? Are you being treated differently than other employees because of your gender, age, race, religion, or other protected status. If you believe this is the case, consult an employment attorney to discuss employment discrimination right away.
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