Is it discrimination if an employee is not allowed to take a break where managers and supervisors do?

It was 2 o’clock break time and I went out the doors closest to the area where I work. The plant manager was sitting outside the doors with 2 supervisors just chit chatting as most people do on break. I was told that I was not allowed to take a break there. I was forced to take break outside in the back of the building where all the smokers were sitting. I am a non-smoker so I spoke up and was told I could sit in the break room (which is not air conditioned). I work in a factor which is not air conditioned. So I declined to sit in the break room. We are not allowed to sit in our cars.

Asked on March 7, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

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