Law suit

I left the company I worked for for 20 years. this started in 1995 with a supervisor stated to me that I must be a drug user not once but 5 time. Then i feel I was discramated against for pay raises. I was called a block head and that 3rd shift needs there hands held. I was told numerous times that I don't know my job or jcl.I was also told numerous times that the only reason I still had a job was iwas good at equipment repairs. The list goes on. I gave my notice because I wasn't being paid what the other supervisors where being paid. Do I have a possible law suit against the company?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 14, 2001 09:08 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
They Don't Have to Be Nice

Whenever I respond to a query like yours, there is always a very real risk that there are critical facts that you have not stated. Any answer that I give must necessarily be restricted to the information you provided. If there is more to you case, then you should contact me.

Based on what you have written, you probably don't have a viable case against your employer. This is because of the employment at will doctrine. Besides subjecting you to termination without notice or reason, the employment at will doctrine also states that employers don't have to be nice to you. They can treat you badly.

The mistreatment is not illegal as long as it is not motivated by a reason made illegal by another law. For example, if the mistreatment you are receiving is based on something such as your race, religion, national origin, gender, age, or handicap, there may be a case there.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Dec 14, 2001 11:01 AM [EST]

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