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Help ladies!  We have just been told that we will be forced to work four holidays next year.  Does anyone know of any recourse we may have?  We are not unionized so this is why management makes these unconscionable demands.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Hello my friend, didn’t see this till today, you must have posted after I signed off last night. We don’t ignore our friends here, sorry if you felt that way but it wasn’t intentional on anyones part.
      But to try to help answer your question, did they give you all a new employee’s handbook when they came up with these new rules? If not use the employee handbook to take them to court especially if it doesn’t state that you have to work these holidays. I took one of my past employees to court for trying to fire me while out sick under a doctors care used their own handbook against them and I won my case. I hope this helped.




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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • I have worked in Labor Law and one of the first things that you have to find out is whether you or not you signed an “At Will Employment” policy with them.  You need to know what you are up against if you decide to fight them.  As the others have mentioned please review your handbook, also note that employers are not obligated to give holidays, it is at their discretion.

      You might also want to contact the Dept of Labor to inquire about your rights.  Hope all goes well.




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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Which holidays are they making you work? What is the reason behind this change?




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      Psalmist wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Never received a copy of the handbook although requested it twice at hiring and once since then.  I’m in the health insurance industry, and the holidays are listed as company holidays, even though ours (customer service) is the only department that has to work on holidays (the building was deserted today).

      i appreciate your input, and i really didn’t mean to snap at anyone, but i hope you understand that when they start threatening your livelihood (and they have), especially at this time of year, nerves get frazzled and tempers flare and already raging hormones get all bent.  so again my apologies, please forgive me.  I haven’t even shared this new development with my family yet because...i just don’t know how.




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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Psalmist, I also work in a Health Insurance Co. and I do know that customer service always gets the short end of the stick.  However, in my company, if one dept is off, all is off.  But I must say that most companies with customer service are opened 24/7.  My husband works in a company that is primarily customer service and they do not get holidays at all, they either have to schedule it in advance or just call in...




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      Psalmist wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • leadinladytracy, they have me scheduled for MLK Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after (black friday.)  I have ministries i have to attend to on all the days except Labor Day and that day is my scheduled day off anyway.  i told them that I would work New Year’s Day and Fourth of July because i don’t have any pressing obligations on those days and most other people need those days off, and i don’t.




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