What ifI was terminated for bending a company policywhen others have done thesame thing and nothing happened to them?

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What ifI was terminated for bending a company policywhen others have done thesame thing and nothing happened to them?

There are other managers bending the same policy that are still employed with the company.

Asked on June 9, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that employees do not have to be treated equally. It is perfectly permissible for employees to be treated differently as long as no form of actionable discrimination is involved. For example, you are not being treated differently due to your race, religion, or membership in any other legally protected class.  Additionally, it is legal to give one employee more favorable treatment than another as long as such treatment does not violate company policy or an existing union/employment contract.

I know it seems unfair but it does not violate the law.


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