Lucky Coyote Complaint - Employee Rights - Bar

Review by Wrong One on 2006-02-28
LONGVIEW, TEXAS -- My personal rights were VIOLATED. I as a citizen of the U.S.A. have a right to privacy as an employee of a business within the state of Texas. I also have the right to a sexual harrasment free work environment. I was stripped of these rights upon employment at this hole in the wall. I do not advise that anyone frequant this place. If you want a job in a bar that lacks morals and respect feel free to apply with in!
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-03-12
Posted by miketech on 2006-02-28:
I hope MadEyeMoody decides to write to this one. I'd be interested to know how much privacy an employee can expect. I think the privacy of the employee has been eroding, but I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by dsmith68 on 2006-03-01:
You were not stripped of your rights unless they imprissoned you. Everyone has the option of walking away. That is our fundermental right and the pillar that most others are built on. Learn to deal with issues like this, otherwise you are in for a miserable life.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-03-01:
Sexual harassment in a bar, Hmmm that's a new one
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-03-01:
How long ago were you fired?
Posted by S. on 2006-03-01:
A bar that 'lacks morals and respect?' Isn't that pretty much the description of a bar? It wouldn't fit for Don Shula's down the street from me, but you wouldn't describe that as a bar, either. (Don't much care for that place--they made me remove my spurs last time I was in.) I agree with Pirate--when did they fire you?
Posted by Mad Eye Moody on 2006-03-01:
It's a long slippery slope, Mike. Employers can pretty much get into anything on your computer, or in your desk/locker. Sometimes your car if it's in their lot. I can't really commment w/o specifics. I'm not familiar with TX State laws on harassment in the workplace - but this lady has just as much right to not be harrassed as someone in an office. However, for it to be SH it would have to be committed by coworkers. Patrons would be charged for battery if any unwanted contact took place. Lewd conduct, sexual assuault, slander, etc..Like I depends on state lawys and specifics of each alleged violation.
Posted by Microbabe on 2006-03-04:
As a female who have worked in untraditional fields for women (Bridges and Tunnel, MTA and Trackwork, New York City Transit) I have to say it is virtually impossible to work in certain environments and not encounter some form of sexual harrassment. With that said, one would have to know what their own limit is.
Posted by perplexed on 2006-03-12:
I feel your anger. I am sorry you have to deal with that. It does happen a lot in the bar/restaurant industry. I worked in Tx restaurants and bars for 16 years. The state of Tx is not to good at defending abused employees. I worked at a pizza joint where an owner called the women the "C" word. On day 5 of my job a manager received 33 stitches in his face because he pissed the owner off. The owner thru a highball glass at him so hard it shatered on his face. His wife called and he was at the hospital. I told her what had happened ont he phone and I was fired by the owner the next day. He called me a lot of names and scared me. I complained to the TX EEOC. I was told by the Tx EEOC after reviewing the case that they did not consider that to be in any way harmful or intimidating enough to pursue.
I don't want to find out what it takes to put them into action.

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