My right to choose where to park my car.

I was legally parked on a public street about a half a block away from my work.
Does my employer have the right to suspend me two days w/o pay for parking there? - There reasoning: " It's in the policy." Where is the line drawn on what they can put into a policy? The street is not on my employers property, has nothing to do with my job, or the work I do. And as long as I'm not doing anything illeagal, shouldn't I be able to exercise my right to choose where I want to park my car ?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 14, 2002 2:02 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
labor code

the labor code now prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee for legal conduct that occurs off premises and outside of work hours. assuming you are not parking your car while you are on duty, you have a legitimate gripe.
you should take your complaint to the dept. of labor standards enforcement. if a number of employees are routinely being disciplined for such legal off-duty conduct, it may be worth your while to pursue a claim in court. you should consult an attorney. if you are in southern california, please call me for an appointment.
janet m. koehn
805-658-0655

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Aug 14, 2002 4:16 PM [EST]

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