Sarasota, FL asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: Is it legal for my boss to continually make one employee take a longer unpaid lunch break than other employees?

My coworkers are noticing that my boss is treating me differently. It's really embarrassing and feels like harassment.

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: As long as you don't need to perform work during your lunch break and the break lasts at least 30 minutes, then your employer isn't violating any wage laws. However, if there are other ways your boss is treating you less favorably than your coworkers based on a protected class characteristic (i.e. race, age, sex, disability, religion, or military status), then you should contact a Florida employment attorney to discuss a potential claim for discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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