I STARTED AT MACYS RETAIL STORE MARCH 22,2012 I HAVE BEEN DISCRIMNATED BY EVERY SALES MANGERS BUT TWO BECAUSE OF MY RACE,SEX THEY HARRASSED ME TO THE PONIT IT MADE ME FEEL UNWANTED AND UNEEDED AT THEIR STORE CAUSE ME CRY AND BE SAD UNTIL I AM DONE WITH MY SHIFT THE PULL ME OF THE FLOOR CAUSE ME TO NOT DO MY JOB RIGHT THEY HARRASSED ME GOING ON BREAKS IN THE MIDDLE OF BREAKS AND COMING BACK FROM BREAKS THEY LIE ON ME AN LIE TO ME THEY CHEATED ME OUT OF MINS ON MY BREAKS THEY SPY ON ME BECAUSE OF MY COLOR THEY HARRASSED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF AN LUNCH BREAK KEEPING ME FROM GOING ON LUNCH AND PAID BREAKS THEY ENBARRASED ME INFRONT OF CUSTOMERS AND COWOKERS AND KIDS BECAUSE THEY BEEN THERE LONGER IT SO OUT OF CONTROL I DONT FEEL SAFE BEING AT WORK I EAT MY LUNCH OUTSIDE I NEED HELP
I am a California attorney and cannot give legal advice in your state. My comments are information only, based on federal law and general legal principles. YOUR STATE MAY HAVE ITS OWN LAWS THAT OFFER SIMILAR OR GREATER PROTECTION. If I mention your state’s laws, it only means I did a quick Internet search and found something that looked relevant. You MUST check with an attorney licensed in your state to learn your rights.
I'm so sorry you are going through this. It sounds very, very upsetting. You will be better off if you speak to one or more experienced plaintiffs employment attorneys, with whom you can share all the details. The Avvo board is not set up to handle the kind of detailed analysis needed to offer helpful guidance. Avvo works best for short, specific questions that allow for short, specific answers. Perhaps more importantly, anyone can read the discussions on Avvo so they are not confidential. The employer or whomever is involved in the dispute can read everything written here.
You can find a plaintiffs employment attorney on the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) web site www.nela.org. NELA is the largest and most influential bar association in the country for attorneys representing working people. You can search by location and practice area. Also, NELA has affiliates in every state and many cities which are listed on the NELA site. Not all NELA attorneys are named on the web site or affiliate site. This should not influence your selection; attorneys can choose whether or not to purchase a listing in the national directory, and each affiliate has its own rules for listing.
I hope you can resolve your situation and wish you the best.
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If you like, you can contact my firm to schedule a consulation. We can listen to the details and give you a careful evaluation of your situation. I'm sorry that your work situation is so difficult.
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