What can I do If I feel that I’m getting unfair treatment from my boss and I’ve been harassed

I am a full time employee for over one year and now I’m having problems with my
schedule at work. I tried to seek consideration from my boss but he refused to work
out with my schedule and gave the favor to a new employee instead. My boss
always accused me of something that I didn’t commit and yells at me most of the
time. There are also times before that I am on lunch but she would keep on calling
me on my personal cell phone and will keep on texting me if I didn’t answer the call
to ask me to return call and do something for her. She even harassed me to resign
in front of her after I’ve told her over the phone that I can’t work on the new
schedule due to my kids/child care. I beg my manager and our director to put me
back to my regular schedule to avoid conflict from my kids school schedule and my
husband’s schedule at work. Today I called her on her cellphone to advice them that
I can’t make it to work today because there’s no one to pick up my kids from school
and no one will take care and be with them after school. She told me that I need to
bring a doctors note.. But I told her am not sick and I can’t get a doctors note
because I am not sick. I can’t come to work due to child care problem. She keep on
insisting that I need to get a doctors note. I know they are up to something that’s
why I want to get ready just in case, what ever happens at least am prepared to
protect my rights.

Asked on March 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Is your treatment due to some form of legally actionable discrimination? In other words is it due to your race, religion, age (over 40), disability, national origin, gender, etc.? If not, then it is perfectly permissable under the law. You do not have a case for a harassing or "hostile work enviornment". Your only protection here would be if this action violates an employment contract or union agreement. Otherwise, as an "at will" worker, your employer can set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit.

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