if you have 5 people working in a warehouse and the president sends 4 workers a 100 xmas bonus and the other worker standing and watching gets nothing..this worker is a good worker.on time rarely takes a day off and works hard is this a fair practice?? s

if you have 5 people working in a warehouse and the president sends 4 workers a 100 xmas bonus and the other worker standing and watching gets nothing..this worker is a good worker.on time rarely takes a day off and works hard is this a fair practice?? should I let it go??

Asked on December 27, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless the differing treatment was due to some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. was based on your race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, age, etc.), have no claim here. As a general rule, not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly. Accordingly, unless your boss's action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract it was, unfortunately, perfectly permissable under the law.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless the differing treatment was due to some form of legally actionable discrimination (i.e. was based on your race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, age, etc.), have no claim here. As a general rule, not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly. Accordingly, unless your boss's action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract it was, unfortunately, perfectly permissable under the law.


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