Q: Is it discrimination if employer says I can't call off at the last minute but allows coworker to numerous times?
It may be discrimination, but not all types of discrimination are unlawful. Only discrimination based on protected membership in a particular class of people is illegal. Your query does not have enough facts to determine if any unlawful activity is afoot.
If there is more to your story, 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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