I'll start from the beginning, I've been working at this place for a year now. When i started everything was great, then months in this girl would gossip and talk about me when she thought I couldnt hear her at times. Which is when all the other crap started. Supervisor's behaving shady and over the summer we had the option of working at summer camp through the organization or subbing (picking up shifts when we had time). I chose to sub and got a full time summer job. I picked up a few shifts when I had the time (FYI, it was not a requirement to take every shift when someone asks, there were 10-15 subs). So the times I could not and if someone asked I told them i couldn't because i was at my other job. One of those people being the girl mentioned above. So after the summers over and the new schedule is out, I put down the hours and days i want and only got 3 hours once a week. (I've gotten the hours/good hours I'e wanted before, and everyone else had a lot of hours). The new schedule goes around again and I chose to sub, but i had to work within 30 days or be taken off the sub list. I went to log in to the app we use to take shifts and couldnt, it said my sign in was changed,
Employment in New York is at will. Unfortunately, your employer could fire you whether you worked the most hours or least hours in the summer. There are specific reasons a person can not be terminated. Someone saying things about you at work that isn't true isn't enough. Start with looking at the New York State Division of Human Rights website, they give a good overview of employee laws and regulations related to wrongful terminate.
Unless their decision was based upon you being in a protected class (age, sex, disability, race, etc.), there is nothing illegal about their decision.
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Unless you believe the reduced hours is due to some form of discrimination, there is not likely much you can do. Do you know why this girl as gossiping about you? Depending on what she was saying, that could be relevant and create a claim that can be pursued.
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