Is there anything that I can do if I’m being treated unfairly in the workplace?

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Is there anything that I can do if I’m being treated unfairly in the workplace?

I am currently working in a pizza place. I had a situation where a crew member, a girl, confronted me and told me that an assistant manager asked her if she was a virgin. I went to the higher-ups and told him the situation. The next day, I received a write-up for leaving my job and him for his language. I left my job because I didn’t feel comfortable staying to work while he was there. I didn’t think I would get a write-up.

Asked on November 9, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you left your workplace, they were legally entitled to write you up: the law does not let you leave your workplace or post because another employee, even an assistant manager, made you feel "uncomfortable." The higher-up apparently acted appropriately in this case: he disciplined the assistant manager for what he said, and you for leaving the workplace. Based on what you write, you were not treated unfairly.


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