What do I do about a Bad supervisor?

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What do I do about a Bad supervisor?

My supervisor is constantly talking down to the crew, lying and covering up her mistakes by blaming the crew. I work with food and she has forced me to work with a fever and other illnesses. I was working with a cold during Christmas Eve and she came in to

Asked on February 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As a general matter, there is nothing you can about a bad supervisor: the law doesn't require supervisors to be fair, to be reasonable, to be professional, to be honest, or to run businesses well. They can be, quite frankly, abusive and dishonest. Your only recourse for an awful manager is to seek a different job. 
The one thing you describe that the law does have a remedy for is working off the clock: whether the additional work is your fault, your manager's fault, or no one's fault, if you're hourly and you work, you have to be paid for it. You could technically file a wage and hour complaint with the department of labor or file small claims lawsuit for your off the clock time, though whether a few hours of unpaid work is worth doing so is debatable. 
Your employer can make you use/pay for your own gas or other expenses.


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