verbal harassment by a fellow employee

United States
December 26, 2006 4:34pm CST
I am a kitchen manager with a large restaurant chain. I write the schedule every week. I have an employee who has been with us for about 10 years, and she constantly harasses me about not getting enough hours. During this past summer, most of my cooks, including myself worked at least 6 days per week through the summer, but, she would not work any extra hours for me. She was warned that the next time she brings it up, she would be sent home, but, the General Manager failed to communicate that to the rest of her managers. It has gotten to the point that I get physically ill, and suffer panic attacks. Do I have cause for legal action? I don't want anyone to lose their job, I just want this to stop. I have been employed in this restaurant for 21 years. It would be hard on me financially to leave.
1 response
@MissGia (955)
• United States
26 Dec 06
wow what a perdicment. I would either A:Give her a few extra hours on the schedule and see if she ceases to complain..if not go to a higher up and have them talk to her..or just go to a higher up period.
• United States
27 Dec 06
I tried giving her a few extra hours, but, all she did was complain because it probably won't last. She thinks that seniority should be a factor, but it means nothing. As kitchen manager, I was guaranteed my 40 hours, but, I schedule myself less than that so that I can give my cooks as many hours as possible. Thing is, when I ask her to stay later, or work on her day off, she always says no. I have also talked to my supervisors, but when it comes down to one wants to deal with her.