Is there precedent for workplace harassment cases based upon tracking an employee’s hours without tracking the hours of other employees?

Is a manager answerable for all employees accounted time if one employee is required to provide proof of accounted time?

Asked on October 17, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You didn't give much by way of details here. However, as a genenral rule not all employees need be treated the same. Generally, an employer can set the terms and conditions of the workplace much as they see fit. So unless your employer's actions violate the terms of an employment contract, union agreement or its own company policy, it is permissable to track your hours without doing so for other employees. That having been said, if your treatment is the result of some form of actionable discrimination or retaliation then you may have a claim here.
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal it if it is based on an employees being a member of a "protected class". This means that an employee cannot be singled out for differing treatment based on the their race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. If they are, then that is against the law.
If you thhink that your rights have been violated, you should consult directly with an employment law attorney and/or contact your state's department of labor to file a complaint.


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