Am I being discriminated at my job? Please HELP!!!!

  1. 0 Hello! I'm a new LVN who works in a psych facility, I have been working there for two years, the first year I worked there part time as a CNA while getting through the LVN program, after I got my LVN license in May I got hired as a on call LVN around July I was usually getting 64-72 hours per every two week pay-period, everything was going wonderful until I got moved to the A.M. shift recently, I work in a facility where 99.9% of the employees are Filipino and I started working the AM shift a few months ago,

    I knew from back when I was a CNA that they had some kind of drama going on between all of them, and I also knew that they like to start rumors and get people in trouble specially people who don't like to socialize with them or are on the quite side, last month I notice that my schedule change from 72hrs to only 38 and when I went to speak with the DON she told me that the reason for me getting less hours is because my fellow CNA co-workers complained about me being mean when I don't even have time to talk to them unless is something work related, also I've noticed for a while that the new Filipino employees get more hours than me even when I have more seniority, also my fellow co-workers don't like to get reminded that they don't suppose to speak their language while their on the floor or providing patient care, so now I can't not even tell them that because they go straight to the DON and make stories up just to get back at me I mean is this legal? can I get my hours cut for supposedly being mean without my employer doing an investigation? Please help any advice will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 24, '13
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    About pinkdustmagic28

    pinkdustmagic28 has '1' year(s) of experience. From 'Sunny CA'; Joined Mar '12; Posts: 29; Likes: 12.

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  3. Visit  ybanurse profile page
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    Hi, contact HR first and then if no results corporate. You do not have to interact with anyone other that work related interactions. Right now , Im going through the same thing.
  4. Visit  pinkdustmagic28 profile page
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    hello there thanks for your response I have contact HR but they have done nothing, I was thinking of contacting corporate but I'm afraid they won't do anything either i'm just so frustrated at this point I don't know what else to do, I mean non filipino employees have gotten fired just because these people don't like them I feel so lost and helpless
  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    You are not guaranteed any hours because you are not a full-time or part-time employee. You are on call, which is also known in some places as PRN, per diem, or casual status.

    Even though the DON was scheduling you for 72 hours regularly, keep in mind you were never guaranteed those hours in the first place. Therefore, the sudden reduction in hours is very much legal since you do not have the same rights as a full time nurse.

    As an on-call nurse with PRN/per diem/casual status, you can receive 40 hours a week or zero hours per week. The number of hours you're scheduled has much to do with the staffing needs, patient census, and (yes) the whims and impulses of the person who schedules you.
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  6. Visit  HeatherMax profile page
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    I would start looking for a new job.
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  7. Visit  pinkdustmagic28 profile page
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    Hello there I'm doing that already I'm really tired of this place and how corrupt they are so is better to move on than to stay there and be miserable.


    Quote from HeatherMax
    I would start looking for a new job.
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  8. Visit  pinkdustmagic28 profile page
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    Hello there I understand that I'm only PRN but they were doing this even when I was working full time, they started cutting all my hours and I ended up being part-time because according to them they didn't have no schedule, after part-time they cut my hours down to on call, these are the reasons that I feel something is not right, I have have perfect evaluations in the pass so I can come up with a reason they would be doing this. regards


    Quote from TheCommuter
    You are not guaranteed any hours because you are not a full-time or part-time employee. You are on call, which is also known in some places as PRN, per diem, or casual status.

    Even though the DON was scheduling you for 72 hours regularly, keep in mind you were never guaranteed those hours in the first place. Therefore, the sudden reduction in hours is very much legal since you do not have the same rights as a full time nurse.

    As an on-call nurse with PRN/per diem/casual status, you can receive 40 hours a week or zero hours per week. The number of hours you're scheduled has much to do with the staffing needs, patient census, and (yes) the whims and impulses of the person who schedules you.
  9. Visit  kayak007 profile page
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    Nothing in life is guaranteed. Not even life itself.
  10. Visit  SquishyRN profile page
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    Is this the same place as, you mentioned in another post, that you have been suspended for pre-signing the MAR? If that is the case, it seems that there's more to this story than just "discrimination"...
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  11. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
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    Quote from SquishyLVN
    Is this the same place as, you mentioned in another post, that you have been suspended for pre-signing the MAR? If that is the case, it seems that there's more to this story than just "discrimination"...
    The poster brings up real life issues....
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 26, '13 : Reason: ToS
  12. Visit  pinkdustmagic28 profile page
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    Quote from SquishyLVN
    Is this the same place as, you mentioned in another post, that you have been suspended for pre-signing the MAR? If that is the case, it seems that there's more to this story than just "discrimination"...
    Yes this is the same place, they started drastically reducing my hours starting in January, but like I mention in a previous post they were doing this even when I was working full time as a CNA, they reduce me to CNA part time and then to on call LVN, and today I found out they are actually going to fired me on the 4th, I'm not going to get another chance like the other employees who have done worst things than pre-signing the mars, just let me add that I have no other disciplinary actions in my file other than this 4 day suspension for pre-signing the mars
  13. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from pinkdustmagic28
    I mean is this legal? can I get my hours cut for supposedly being mean without my employer doing an investigation? Please help any advice will be greatly appreciated.
    Unfortunately, in most cases, yes. From your employers point of view, it may be easiest to cut your hours if you are viewed so negatively by coworkers. I realize that you think your coworkers are making things up about you, but your DON seems to believe them. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done if that is the case.
  14. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from pinkdustmagic28
    Yes this is the same place, they started drastically reducing my hours starting in January, but like I mention in a previous post they were doing this even when I was working full time as a CNA, they reduce me to CNA part time and then to on call LVN, and today I found out they are actually going to fired me on the 4th, I'm not going to get another chance like the other employees who have done worst things than pre-signing the mars, just let me add that I have no other disciplinary actions in my file other than this 4 day suspension for pre-signing the mars
    I find it strange that if they didn't like you as a CNA that they would offer you a position as an LVN. I tells me that this reduction in hours may be related to staffing issues more so than a punishment for you.
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