My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Florida
Just a little back story. I work for a what can be considered a fast food company. Its in the food industry. I have work here for 5 years now. I have been an excellent employee, no complaints no problems at all. I dont say that to make myself sound better just to say that i dont do anything to get into trouble while working. I work different shifts throughout the week normally staying the same each day but sometimes changing. I will also put into here that i am a female since i think this has a part to play in it.
We normally have at least 1 manager working at all times if not 2 or even 3. I got into work at 9:00 am. Were not given breaks nor lunch breaks unless things are very slow. at around noon i had to use the restroom. Being a female and not want to be to forward in what i say, ill say its that time. I ask one of the managers if i can use the restroom quickly and get permission. I use the restroom no more than 5 minutes at the most. I come to find out one of the other managers has been looking for me. She tells me im only allowed to ask her for permission to use the bathroom breaks. That isnt the issue. The issue i have now is that no one is allowed to use the restroom During the hours of 12 PM - 1 PM. Those were her words. I know lunch hour is worst for food companies, but at the same time people have to go to the restroom.
My question is this: If my company does not give breaks( i understand that they are not legally bound to) can they put a timed restraint on when we are allowed to use the bathroom? or rather can they tell us were not allowed to use the bathroom during certain hours of operation.