California labor laws?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jay_, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Hey everyone, i got a question. I live and work in California, last week i had a unannounced meeting with my manager and the director. Pretty much it went down like this, i was told that i will no longer be the supervisor of my department, and i will be forced into a supervisor position of another department that they know i don't want to take. They had offered me the job on a few occasions, but i turned it down due to the risks involved to my health and safety, Security Supervisor and dealing with the public is what it consists of. Now if i don't take this position, i am forced to find another job as my employment will be terminated. My question is, is this legal? Can they force an employee into a position they do not want to take, or they will be fired? I tried looking at the Ca Labor website, but its a mess of things and i don't even know where to start. Wondering if there are any Human Resource people here that would know, thanks guys!
     
  2. Man that really stink ,to put it mildly, I would check with the EEOC and see what they say.
     
  3. ffb2t

    ffb2t

    420
    Jan 16, 2006
    CA
    I am not expert, but guess is if they are doing away with the position you currently have then you have little recourse as I would think it's legal. If they are keeping the position you have and basically "replacing" you with someone else, then you might have something. CA is pretty good in terms of protecting employees, so any advice you might get here is limited in value unless the person is in CA. You may need to consider a) a lawyer, and b) alternative employment (you probably want to do this anyway as your relationship with your employer is probably toast given what you have described).
     
  4. I am being replaced with a Supervisor from the Security department, almost like a swap of our positions. I checked into it and got free legal advice, and im screwed. I work at an Indian casino, its sovereign land, and California labor laws are hard and sometimes can not be enforced on Indian land. I guess its time to start job hunting. Thanks for your input.
     
  5. I'm really sorry to hear about your predicament. I can only hope that good comes out of a change. If there is one thing I have learnt over my career it is never, ever be loyal to an employer, it rarely works both ways. Save your loyalty for people not companies, that's what I say. Thinking of you.
     
  6. Jay, it sounds tough but remember as one door closes another opens, Or as the Dalai LLama says: "Remember sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
    All the best......
     
  7. Thanks everyone. Im already looking into other avenues of employment. I have thought about international drug trafficking, i heard its pretty lucrative, but somewhat dangerous lol. Just kidding! My brother in-law is going to try and get me a job at his place, pays much better and its outdoors driving a route to customers businesses. Helluv a lot less stress than my job now.
     
  8. and maybe more photo available too. good luck.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Take the new position with a greatful smile and look for new employment on your own time.
    Don't burn the bridge.

    My very best to you.

    I was laid off a year ago.
    Having a tough time
     
  10. Well it turns out that i might step down from the supervisor position to an Agent. This way, i dont have to deal with intoxicated, drug user, disease infested people and i dont have to work graveyard. I work day shift with Sunday Monday off, this way i keep my same routine and as soon as the good jobs comes available to me, im outta here.
     
  11. Also, i need to go take pictures more often, its the best stress reliever!
     
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