Q: I have worked for Walmart for 7 years now I am now on SSD I can work 20 hours a week I going to get a full knee replace
So my boss doesn’t like me she is always giving me a bad time anyways she was only giving me 16 now she dropped my hours down to 8 hours a week yet giving everyone else even part time people all the hours that haven’t been there a 1/4 of the time I have I am on the door at Walmart can she take my hours like that I heard though other employees she trying to get me to quit
A: This sounds like a worker's compensation issue. Speak with an attorney in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
In California, all employees are considered at-will unless there is a contract to the contrary. At-will employment means the employer may change your hours or terminate your employment at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, provided it does not violate anti-discrimination laws.
That said, your employer may not discriminate against you and cut your hours because of your medical condition. If you think your boss is cutting your hours because of your disability, I suggest you consult an employment law attorney who will further examine your situation and explain your options. Most employment law attorneys in California offer free of charge initial consultations and thereafter may take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay attorney’s fees unless and until there is a positive outcome for you. They may also advance either all or partial costs of litigation.
You can look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section or go to California Employment Lawyers Association (www.cela.org), an organization whose members are committed to representing employees’ rights. Best of luck.
Maya L. Serkova
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