Would it be considered retaliation if I were terminated for refusing to sign a on duty meal waiver?

I work at a assisted living facility on the overnight shift. We are not able to take lunches and a few of us filed a claim with the the Department of Labor. During the conference, the labor commissioner said that our company could avoid penalty if they had a written agreement for a on duty meal period. I wanted to clarify , so I called and spoke to the supervisor and she informed me that they could make it a requirement for me to sign the waiver and my refusal or revocation could result in termination. If i have the right to revoke the waiver, will I be protected against retaliation?

Asked on March 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

Aryeh Leichter / Leichter Law Firm, APC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for refusing to sign an on-duty meal period agreement.  Please call (213-381-6557) or email me (ari@leichterlawfirm.com) if you would like to discuss the matter further.

All the best,

Ari Leichter


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