harassment and retroactive pay decrease

im being harassed ever day by my bose about my now current ex fiansee and i say ex because of my boss she has now left me. im being treaten to be fired and thats if i talk to her and all because she is a transexual. she calls her a faggot and different names and i cant speak up for he because my job depends on her. not only is she harrasing me but she is belittling me stealing from by deducting my pay becuase of her not reporting me to the irs therefore she feels she can deduct from my pay her penalty fees. my boss hasnt giving me a day off for the past 3 and a half years and she has not ever paid me for over time for working 7 days a week every week for the past 3 and a half years she also feels she can tell me what to do all day every day and threatens me with dismisning me and thats everyday and has also used abusive words infront of people and in private. what are the actions i can take right now to end this and to get paid for what she does to me ?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 5, 2016 10:42 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Marilynn Mika Spencer
You have raised extremely serious issues. Although it is not clear what you are going through at work it sounds like you might have potential claims involving wage theft, tax fraud, and associational discrimination based on sexual orientation. These are fact-specific claims.

I urge you to consult with one or more experienced employment law attorneys with whom you can discuss the details of your situation because you need an assessment of the specific facts. The MEL board is not set up to handle the kind of detailed analysis that is needed to offer helpful guidance. MEL works best for short, specific questions that allow for short, specific answers. Perhaps more importantly, anyone can read the discussions on MEL so they are not confidential. The employer or whoever is involved in the dispute can read everything written here.

To find a plaintiffs employment attorney in California, please go to the web site of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA). CELA is the largest and most influential bar association in the state for attorneys who represent working people. The web site is www.cela.org. Click on "Find a CELA Member" and you can search by location and practice area. Many CELA attorneys represent clients throughout the state.

I hope there is a good resolution to this situation.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Nov 6, 2016 01:41 AM [EST]

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