What to do about harassment in the work place.?
Hello everyone who reads this. I am a 23 year old male from southern California and I currently work at P.F. Chang's China Bistro. I am wondering what kind of laws their are or what actions i should take as my co-workers and I have been getting harassed by one of our managers and as result i will no longer be working at P.F. Chang's China Bistro as of tomorrow morning when my operations manager is back from vacation. My manager been harassing and verbally abusing employees, she has done it to the extent to where she has made an employee quit. She has had multiple employees write in to corporate to complain about her, which she is currently under investigation for. I am a very mellow person and I'm not one for confrontation, but this is it. I am DONE working for a corporation that allows this kind of behavior. Last week I was injured outside of work. I have multiple lacerations on my knee's, feet, wrists and back, which i had to go to my urgent care for medical treatment. I have missed three days of work because of it and have a doctors note to excuse me from every day that i was unable to work. I talked to my manager the night before my shift to let her know that i would not be able to come in to work and I could tell she was upset about it. She responded by telling me that it is my responsibility to get my shift covered which was okay with me, but she continued by giving me a very hard time and was asking questions about my medical excuse, which i felt was personal and none of her business. I called in day to day to let her know that i had taken care of getting my shift covered and that i would not be coming in, which she was also not happy about. I returned to work finally and was working with a different manager. I was still very sore, so I asked if i could leave early. There was no problem at all. The next shift i work is with the manager i had been calling in and talking to. The first thing she said to me was "How was your vacation?" in a very rude way. I could tell this wasn't going to be a good shift. I was making the tea's and getting everything ready for the night shift when she had asked me if she could see my "battle scars". I didn't want to show her because i knew she would give me a hard time about it since she works with a bad back and never complains. I showed her my knees told her they weren't as bad as they were because they were healing. In front of all my co-workers and guests she looked and in a very rude tone she say's "YOU'RE A PANSY". It was very embarrassing and belittling. I don't want to show my face around her anymore and this is where i draw the line. It is NOT okay for a manager to do that. I am wondering what actions need to be done about this and if their is anything i should do as of now. Please, any advice will be good advice.
Asked By: Alex - 6/28/2012
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Hang on a little longer, sounds like SHE may possibly lose her job upon your operations managers return. Sounds like she's an extreme liability and an embarrassment to your company and will most likely be fired.
Answered By: sully - 6/28/2012
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In my mind, you definitely work for a miserable boss. However, there is no law against being difficult. Unfortunately, I don't think anything you have mentioned rises to the level of harassment or constitutes a hostile work environment. I think it's worth contacting HR and voicing your concerns over your treatment... More
Answered By: Jay P - 6/29/2012
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