Smartstyle (Regis Corp.) denied me lunch and bathroom breaks, which violated my Federal and Civil Rights (OSHA). We were very short staffed and informed that if shop was left unattained the penalty is termination. So my Manager and myself had to urinate in a bucket in the dispenery room.
I am a Minister and asked to have Sundays off for Reglious purposes and was told if I didn't work every other Sunday I wouldn't have a job.
Smartstyle (Regis Corp.) computer allowed employees easy access to my private information Date of Birth, Social Security number, home number, address, and income with the touch of a button. When my Manager was out on leave one (white) employee in particular look at my income... and started to complain about my schedule and had the service of extension terminated. Extension was the highest paid service in the salon and was performed by Black employees on Black customers. The (white) empolyee wouldn't inform White customers that Black employees knew how to do there hair and instead of letting one of the Black employees do White customers hair would stay hours after her scheduled shift to perform the service herself.
White employees would come in very late (hours) or not show up and get little or no reprimands. But when I left an hour early when my Manager came in I was written up with a final write-up and never recieved any write-ups or warnings prior. My Manager was afraid of lossing her job and her Supervisor (white) constantly had her to treat me unfairly with write-ups... When I complained to Florida Commision on Human Relations (FCHR). I recieved write-ups and threats for any little thing. When FCHR contacted my Manager She was very upset with me for involving her and cursed at me on a daily bases. I asked to be transfered to another Regis Company. I was contacted by Regis Company concerning my transfer and turned my key in to SmartStyle and when I did that the Supervisor called me saying there was no room for me at the Regis Company I was suppose to be transferring to. The Supervisor was aware of the hostile environment I was in and only offered for me to stay in the hostile environment and I just couldn't do it!