Q: Work question. Read the more information post. I am not a difficult or unreasonable employee. I am Very dependable.
I’ve been with L’Oréal for 4 years at salon centric. I have worked at different locations. I am an assistant manager. 2 years ago they put me in a store that I told them I didn’t want to be at because it is dark and small. I told them 40 hours a week in this store effects my mental health but they told me that if I wanted to be manager I would have to go to that store to be trained to take it over. I was there for 2 years. I went above and beyond even driving 1.5 to 2.5 hours to another store that needed help for 2.5 months because they didn’t have a manager. When the time came for me to take over the store they brought someone else in from a different store and gave her the job. This has been really stressful. I feel as though I have wasted the last two years of my life. I am sad and depressed. The district manager leaves my messages unread and does not communicate with us. My blood pressure has gotten really high and now I am on medication. Do I have any kind of case?
You might have a workers compensation case related to your physical and emotional injuries incurred because of your job. You likely do not have a case against the employer for changing its plans regarding you.
You are considered an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status with your employer. The employer of an at will employee can change the terms and conditions of the employment at any time and for any reason or even for no reason at all. There can be no liability if the employer has changed its mind about its plans for you. Their statement to you of intention to make you a manager are not binding contractual promises.
This sounds like a toxic environment with management that is unresponsive. You will likely be better off finding a different, better place to work.
Locate and consult with a workers compensation attorney to determine if you have a viable worker compensation claim.
Good luck to you.
A: Under California law, if you believe that you have experienced adverse employment actions, such as being placed in a position that affects your mental health or being passed over for a promotion unfairly, it may be worthwhile to consult an employment attorney. They can assess your specific situation and determine if there are grounds for a case based on factors like workplace discrimination, retaliation, or violations of company policies. Keep records of relevant communications and incidents for potential legal discussions.
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