My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
Okay, a few years ago, I was x-ferred out to California to become the sole IT support for the expanding West Coast operations of a major corporation. I was given an office in an area with the rest of the employees that I was working with. No problem.
A couple years ago, our office moved to a larger location because of the continued and rapid expansion. My desk was placed in the "server room" aka datacenter. Once I started working in there, I immediately complained to management that it was like "working in a wind tunnel" and that I could not work in there. Not only with all the servers, switches, routers, UPS devices, but the cooling fans running non stop to keep the room cool. One of which was direcly over my head.
Management looked at the issue and said "there was nowhere to put me" out with the regular employees. I felt the reason for this was because I was not seen as someone who "generated revenue" therefore, it was not important to give me an office or even a cubicle out in the normal working areas. Management turned off the cooling vent directly above my head, but that was all that was done. Otherwise, their response was "just suck it up" basically.
So I did. I worked in that room for two more years, and the noise got increasingly louder, because smaller servers got replaced with louder ones. More and more switches and UPS devices. More hard drive arrays. The noise level was multiplying almost by the month.
Finally, one day in early 2010, the director of safety for the west coast directly told me it was too loud and "unsafe" to work in that room when she stopped by to have me fix her computer. And it was not the first time she told me that. Since she worked for the same person who made the decision that I could not move out of that office, she did not do anything about it (at least not to my knowledge). So I quit in 2010, a good two years after I made the initial complaints and was denied the move out of the server room.
I'm guessing that california EDD will try to deny me unemployment for some reason. As in "how could it have been that bad, if you worked there for over two years/" I have an interview coming up, and I just want to know what to expect and how they will try to trip me up. The Safety director has also since left the company. Will I need to track that person down before my interview?
thanks for any of your comments