Birmingham, AL asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Environmental for Mississippi

Q: How does an employee get help with working in a biased hostile work environment? M any issuer in the company.

Management tends to treat employees different when it comes to company policies only apply to the employees that speak up about issues or the ones that work hard and ask questions. When you go to the upper management, you get poorly treated. Management talks about personal information with all employees about other employees, then blame it on an employee to keep the drama there. Multiple people who are in romantic relationships in the same department and they don't have to follow the policy or rules that other employees must follow, or they get written up. Our check will have regular hours pay, the pto pay, and overtime pay; we are told we must use our pto even if we do not want to; I was made to use my pto for jury duty a year ago. Employees need help. Where do they turn?

1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: The complaints that you are making in your post sound like the working conditions in every corporate workplace in this country, so you are not alone. Favoritism based on providing sexual favors to management is prohibited by both Federal and State laws. While an employer cannot take adverse action against you (discipline) for JURY DUTY, Anyone who is a full-time employee serving on state or federal jury duty is entitled to his or her "usual compensation received from such employment." Ala. Code § 12-16-8 (1975) This means that your employer STOLE YOUR WAGES in your PTO account. There are indications that you need to file a claim with the US Department of Labor/Labor Board, but there are also several offices listed in AL- Gulf coast, Mobile, Montgomery, for wage claims. This is a wage claim issue. You need to contact a local attorney practicing this area of law. Thanks for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

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