What can I do if my employer is harassing me about time off when we have an unlimited time off policy?

the has been harassment and intimidation by sending out reporting of time off. She has included time out of the office but still working.

Asked on May 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

While unfortunate, this does not appear to be illegal. In an "at will" employment setting, a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. This includes behavior such as you describe. While certain harrassment can constitute a "hostile work enviornment", this harrassment does not. That is unless it is based on your race, religion, national origin, age (over 40), disability, etc., none of which you indicate to be the case. Accordingly, unless this treatment violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract you have no claim.


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