My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
A married supervisor is having an affair with a subordonate. Supervisor admitted affair to owner of the company, (because owner received numerous complaints about love birds conduct at work) Every employee has recently been told we have to work the set shift hours ... no exceptions. No overtime either. Well "girlfriend" comes and goes as her home schedule dictates, day to day. She may come in an hour earlier and leave an hour later. If she decides she needs to leave before putting in her eight hours she will tell boyfriend that she will be back on the next shift to make it up. She often ends up putting in overtime. Others have asked to do the same because they need to either drop off or pick up their kids a school. They've been told that they have to work regular hours no exceptions. Supervisor is very intimidating. He will publicly berate employees to keep them "in their place" Girlfriend can do no wrong even though she constantly makes major mistakes. For instance she lost some very important papers, supervisor re-did all paper work and passed them off as the originals (never lost) When employees ask how come "girlfriend" gets to work different hours and is not treated like the rest of the employees, supervisor says mind your own bussiness.
We have a new HR that is off site. Many employees have called in thier complaints.HR then calls the owner. We can't tell HR our names because supervisor WILL retaliate. Supervisor and owner have been friends for a long time, so owner tends to react in favor of supervisor. Athough they did send supervisor to a one day class on how to be a good supervisor. It help for maybe one week. Everyday the hostility seems to grow. It's not funny but everyone is saying that the only way to be treated fairly is to sleep with the supervisor. Could this be a case for sexual favoritism that is promoting a hostile work environment? I know it's a matter of time before somebody gets physical. this is a very volotile situation.