I just pulled into the office by my general manager. It was just me and him in the office. He had stated that here’s your write up for last week for being late go ahead and sign. I proceeded to read the write up and was told by my general manager that it was unnecessary to read it and to just sign. I then asked for a copy so that I could read it later and was told it is against policy and not write anything on it but my name and date. I asked why couldn’t read it and why can not get a copy and why I couldn’t put my own statement on this write-up. He then began to shout at me saying to sign the damn papers it’ll be off your record in 60 days. I became scared and signed without knowing what i was signing. I did notice that there was a place for witness to sign but there was no one else except for me and the general manager. What do I do? This is not the first time I’ve been bullied and I know that other employees have had to face bullying and harassment from my employers. There’s been one incident where a coworker was slapped on the hand by my employer and there was no repercussions for her actions. What do I do?
The State of Florida is an “at-will state” which means that (unless you have an employment contract) your employer may hire, assign, re-assign, re-locate, promote, demote, suspend or even terminate your employment at any time for any reason, other than an illegal reason such as intentional discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, marital status or religion. Unless you can state a claim based upon any of the above classifications, you have no legal recourse other than to quit your job.
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