So after a disagreement with a fellow employee the night before at work the next day this girl came to work, off the clock, came in the work area and "shoulder checked" me. Meaning as we went to pass each other she went out of her way to push me using her shoulder. Making it very obvious her intentions were to knock me over. She does not deny that she did it.
Anyways my employers seem to think this is no big deal and if nothing is done about it I intend to quit. Do I have some rights here I mean does an employer have to provide me with a work place where I do not feel threatened? I think she should be fired but they seem to think they can not do that.
Answer by sati769leigh at 6:45 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by beckcorc at 6:51 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 7:04 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Don't quit, because then it releases them from any liability from unsafe workplace. In your report you have to state that you fear for your safety. Since it's a family own business, going up the change of command will not work, so therefore you need to go to the labor board. I wish you the best of luck.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 7:09 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Also you need to make sure you watch your butt. Meaning don't give them any kind of reason for them to fire you... even if it's an at will state. Show up on time, don't call in and go above and beyond the call of duty.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 7:11 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 7:12 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 7:15 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 7:57 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
OP--I recommend taking a look at this website...it's on Hostile Work Environments, and tells you what constitutes such an environment, and what you can do about it!
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:11 AM on Jun. 27, 2010