What are my rights regarding my workplace environment?

I work in a restaurant/bar. I am a bartender. To access the bar I have to crouch down and almost crawl through an opening under the waitress station. There is no open space or lift up top. This is very uncomfortable and seems unsafe. Is it legal?

Asked on December 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

So long as this set up does not violate a fire or safety code, etc. you have no claim here. Unless this situation breaches the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a business can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. 


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