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This question comes from Maryland. I am seeking advice in a matter at my employment. I work for a small business which I have been in the this field of work for twenty years. I am a minority being a female in this line of work. My employer has told me I am doing a good job and that I contribute to the growth of the company business. Yet I was denined a raise and it was given to a male employee instead. I had been promised this raise two years ago along with commission. Being the company was young and had a bad year, I made a committment to to grow with the company and wait till things got better. After seeing a new office built, computer and furniture bought by the company for this male I approached the owner (my boss) for my raise.
I was denied and told that the male did receive a raise since he had been working overtime to complete his job. He did not turn in his overtime for pay at the time. I how ever did not need overtime to complete my job and could not work overtime being that I was a mother. The male is married but has no children. I was also told by the owner that he told the male to keep a daily log on my every move.
I have since found the log by mistake and discovered sarcastic remarks along with my hours and anything else I did per day. Being a mother the occasion would sometimes arrive that I would have to take a sick child to the doctors or miss work due to my sick child. I would always try to make up as many hours as I could but could not handle working more than ten hours a day. I am paid by the hour. When I started with the company it was only myself and the owner in the office. He told me that I could just submit forty hours a week instead of the thirty six or thirty eight that I may have actually worked. The owner without notice to me told me I could no longer do this and he felt I should only submit my actual hours from now on. He said this is why he told the male to log my time. He said he felt he couldn't come to me and tell me in person because we were friends.



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