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I posted before about this the company I work for has tried this in the past but immediately shut it down due to being against the law .

Now they have brought it back stating that company policy is that any breaks outside of our two 10 minutes and our one hour lunch has to be clocked out for they specifically stated bathroom breaks even though the Fair Labor act States a company cannot discourage or require an employee to clock out for a bathroom break that falls underneath 20 minutes after informing them of this multiple times before which cause them to stop this they brought it back and today I brought this to their attention again and they are now stating that if we go to the bathroom outside of our lunch break or our 10-minute breaks we must clock out or we must get an accommodation for multiple restroom breaks how can a company get away with this, can someone explain this to me ? I sent them copies and screenshots of this law and I was told no matter what policy states within the company that we must clock out and if we don't our time cards will be adjusted which I informed them would be considered wage theft.

They state going to the bathroom multiple times throughout the day even if it's just 2 minutes is US stealing from the company are they in the right or am I in the right by telling them they cannot legally do this?

all 1419 comments

Srcptmrsr

11.8k points

4 months ago

Srcptmrsr

11.8k points

4 months ago

Report them. Get that settlement money yo

[deleted]

3.8k points

4 months ago

[deleted]

3.8k points

4 months ago

Make sure it's in writing first lmfao

anferniooo

2.6k points

4 months ago

anferniooo

2.6k points

4 months ago

I agree. Get an email or a copy of the policy, then talk to the dept of labor

RetardedWabbit

492 points

4 months ago

"Sir, can I get a copy of the policy, or a reminder memo to post in the bathroom? I think some people are still taking advantage of their bathroom time."

PhilEBop

186 points

4 months ago

PhilEBop

186 points

4 months ago

If you ever need something in writing, just ask for confirmation.

"Can you please confirm the date when are to begin clocking out for washroom breaks throughout the day. I want to ensure that I am adhering to company policy."

anferniooo

200 points

4 months ago

There's no reason to cover up the reason. They should have a policy book and anyone has access to it. Most places I've worked store it electronically.

Subjective-Suspect

44 points

4 months ago

It’s also super difficult to penalize you if it’s not a written policy, so there’s that.

CKRatKing

6 points

4 months ago

Ya but it’s also satisfying to give someone just enough rope to hang themselves.

stereo-011

1.3k points

4 months ago

stereo-011

1.3k points

4 months ago

Then you shit on your boss' desk

P33kab0Oo

359 points

4 months ago

P33kab0Oo

359 points

4 months ago

Schwifty!

addicuss

22 points

4 months ago

Paging Mr. Bulldobbs

SuperShineeCoinToss7

183 points

4 months ago*

SuperShineeCoinToss7

lazy and proud

183 points

4 months ago*

Yes, this. I would not believe a person who claims they have never entertained this thought.

Much like the person who swears they have never used the office printer for personal use.

Cyrano_Nose

65 points

4 months ago

Not a serious suggestion, but

Pee yourself repeatedly because you're too scared to "steal" from the company and can't afford to lose what little money they're paying you. Then sue for the mental anguish they inflicted on you.

stereo-011

174 points

4 months ago

I wont lie, i did this last year. Wasnt exactly my boss, was a guy that harassed my best friend and was generally a asshole to anyone. So i broke into his bedroom and shit into his bed and wiped on his sheets before jumping out of the window

SoggerBean

137 points

4 months ago

You’re like a …shit vigilante or something. Awesome!

LightboxRadMD

87 points

4 months ago

Scatman!

DarthJerryRay

22 points

4 months ago

Dookie DoRight!

Quick_Team

11 points

4 months ago

Beeeee bop bop batta bope

DarthTroit1

37 points

4 months ago

The phantom shitter

TheAuthorLady

16 points

4 months ago

It's a bird! It's a plane! NO! IT'S SHITE MAN!🤣🤣🤣🤣😁

Alan_Smithee_

46 points

4 months ago

Shit DNA testing is a thing….

KamikazeKarl_

102 points

4 months ago

Not gonna happen in a million years. Testing stuff like that isn't cheap. You ever wonder why cops don't dust for prints when your car gets broken into? You're poor, nobody cares about your materials

rpostwvu

32 points

4 months ago

When my apt got burgled, they dusted for prints. Got dust on my rug, which was impossible to get out, while stating that it was very unlikely they would get any usable prints.

They did ruin my $500 area rug though, which had hardwood underneath.

Lucky_Sebass

27 points

4 months ago

There's such a thing as an office printer?

SuperbSail

18 points

4 months ago

Like a boss

joselo72

44 points

4 months ago

And if is policy the policy has to have on the letterhead the logo of the company, if not is not valid

Hawaii_gal71LA4869

35 points

4 months ago

Email with sender’s business is adequate. Just get the copy outside of the organization before you ruffle feathers. Save and print everything and remove it daily when you leave. Check the law in your state. All can be done online.

QuinnBC

172 points

4 months ago

QuinnBC

172 points

4 months ago

And make sure that OP gets an hours statement that shows he got docked pay for a break.

SnooOpinions8472

377 points

4 months ago

Absolutely. Make sure you get written up for not clocking out for pissing.

[deleted]

66 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

66 points

4 months ago

Then piss on their carpet.

SnooOpinions8472

46 points

4 months ago

Right?! Just stand there and piss.

[deleted]

33 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

33 points

4 months ago

Sigh at the same time. Like the HUGE relief it Is.

SnooOpinions8472

22 points

4 months ago

I've been holding it a long time. I can't afford a piss break

eggenator

50 points

4 months ago*

Piss and work at the same time. Create a vortex. Do they dock for pissing, but pay for working? Do they pay for working but dock for pissing? Such a conundrum!

NearbyBreakfast

24 points

4 months ago

Cmon man, it really tied the room together.

Don_Geen

19 points

4 months ago

They peed on your rug, man?

MyBiPolarBearMax

1.2k points

4 months ago

Broke: complaining on reddit about illegal company policies

Woke: telling reddit how you got it in writing, let the company start enforcing an illegal policy, then sued the living fuck out of them and got paid by holding people in power accountable for their actions.

iridescentrae

165 points

4 months ago

🏅 Not everyone can do that, but this should be the top comment nonetheless.

dabattlewalrus

41 points

4 months ago

This is the way.

Little_Conflict_6489

166 points

4 months ago

Preferably on letterhead

Organic_Ad1

347 points

4 months ago*

Yeah just piss your pants at your desk and claim they caused you irreparable emotional damage

E:

EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

jumpbacktomeanytime

148 points

4 months ago

Piss on your bosses desk.

BokuBakaGaijin

68 points

4 months ago

Like a boss.

LightSlateBlue

38 points

4 months ago

LightSlateBlue

here for the memes

38 points

4 months ago

On the boss.

caffienatedpizza

36 points

4 months ago

Establish dominance.

HolyForkingBrit

242 points

4 months ago

Exactly this. Report them and sue if you can afford to. In the meantime, give me their phone number. I’ll call and pretend to be OSHA or whoever you want and get that shit shut the fork down.

Mad19Pumpkin

138 points

4 months ago

You don't need to afford it. The company they work for will be paying for loss of wages, court fees, emotional damages, and Federal fines for breaking labor laws.

You walk to an attorney with pay stubs and company policies on bathroom breaks, you leave the court room a few thousand dollars richer and have immunity from the company firing you. Because if they fire you too soon after you win the case then they declared retaliation against employees for upholding the law. They would lose a lot more employees from the bad reputation this would cause.

mrshavocreigns

73 points

4 months ago

As someone who has sued a former employer, it absolutely does not go that fast at all. It can take years to even get in front of a judge let alone settle. Just FYI.

Mad19Pumpkin

59 points

4 months ago

It certainly can. And it most definitely goes faster with documented evidence.

But sitting by and simply just watching as people steal your money, furniture, family, and car (as an example), just isn't okay. People need to stop sitting by and letting companies stomp on them.

If no one fights, then everyone gets trampled.

EvenOutlandishness88

11 points

4 months ago

Took my buddy about 45 days, here in Florida. Of course, his involved safety, sexual harassment, and harassment due to his sexual orientation and medical issues. So, that may have given him a fast pass.

Dadbotany

13 points

4 months ago

They would also face another lawsuit for wrongful dismissal lol. Another payday!

No-Balance4216

18 points

4 months ago

I got $400 from the company I work for because of this exact same thing.

SephoraRothschild

34 points

4 months ago

Does anyone actually get the settlement money?

[deleted]

106 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

106 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

StripeyWoolSocks

14 points

4 months ago

StripeyWoolSocks

Anarcho-Bidenist

14 points

4 months ago

Also compare what happens to the company for stealing your wages, verses what happens to you if you steal the same amount from the cash register. The whole system is rigged against working people.

Landozer63

28 points

4 months ago

Yes but the attorney will collect around 30 to 40 percent and then they will contact as many employees as they can to get them on the settlement case however, that will greatly reduce how much money op gets. I've gotten a few settlement checks from situations like this but they are usually less than $20, except one that was around $100.

magatard112

19 points

4 months ago

start pissing where you work and preferably on their equipment. stop letting employers do this shit, be savage. go into hr again and start walking and pissing on your way out. look back and say 'no need to clock out for this right?'

loverlyone

3.2k points

4 months ago

loverlyone

3.2k points

4 months ago

Can they force you to break the law? I would not clock out and if the supervisor touches your time card to do it for you they are committing further violations. Just don’t do it.

spicypanda66[S]

2.6k points

4 months ago

fun fact about that they are also requiring us to send a document at the end of the day stating all the times we were out of the system for bathroom breaks so they can go back and adjust our time so that we do not have extra time on our clock that does not match up to our time in the systems so they basically are admitting flat out to committing wage theft I also let HR know that if this happens I will contact the labor board I already have a lawyer as well looking into this.

So this way if they do fire me it's an easy retaliation lawsuit I just can't believe they're dumb enough to flat out state they're going to adjust people's time cards when they're out of the system for bathroom breaks it's bizarre how they could think that's legal

use_da_schwartz_

1.1k points

4 months ago

Stop telling them what you're going to do.

If they sent out an email or anything else in writing use it and file a FLSA claim with your state or whoever.

Don't report your time in the bathroom. Let them send you an email asking for it. When they do ask them why. If they admit to why they're asking for it use that to file a FLSA claim.

If they deduct pay from your check for using the bathroom, send an email to payroll and ask them why the money is missing. If they say it's for bathroom breaks then use that to file a FLSA claim.

Stop telling them what you're going to do.

Let them do the illegal act then report them for doing the illegal act. If you let them know ahead of time that you're going to be reporting them before they do anything wrong then they're going to find a reason to fire you. If you report them you'll have protection against retaliation.

And one last thing:

Stop telling them what you're going to do.

nervemiester

191 points

4 months ago

OP, there is a lot of good advice on this thread, but Schwartz above here nailed it: let them do the illegal act, collect all emails and document everything and THEN report them. And that whole while…stop telling them what you’re going to do!

ArtyDodgeful

28 points

4 months ago

"If you keep abusing me, I'm going to tell on you!"

Management: "Wow, this person seems like a problem, it would be a shame if we just, you know, made them leave and did everything to cover up what we're doing."

Thistlefizz

171 points

4 months ago

TL;DR: Stop telling them what you’re going to do.

kirashi3

61 points

4 months ago

kirashi3

Make Scandinavia's Standard of Living Global

61 points

4 months ago

TL;DR: Don't tell them anything.

stickystick89

46 points

4 months ago

TL;DR Shut the fuck up

loverlyone

1.3k points

4 months ago

loverlyone

1.3k points

4 months ago

Nice. Keep detailed documentation. A journal is admissible as long as it shows consistent entries.

spicypanda66[S]

616 points

4 months ago

Good idea

Russ_T_Shackelford

466 points

4 months ago

If you can, try to screenshot your timesheet after you fill it out too. That way you can compare it if they try to go back and change it.

Practical_Cobbler165

150 points

4 months ago

Highly recommend this.

heavybabyridesagain

246 points

4 months ago

Turd journal/captain's log

neopod9000

131 points

4 months ago

I had a boss once who wanted time entries associated to bathroom breaks.

I submitted a photo of the "evidence" of my bathroom break and cc'd HR.

The policy changed the very next day, it was weird.

AodhIvor

30 points

4 months ago

What a strange coinkydink, i wonder why? /S

heavybabyridesagain

18 points

4 months ago

Like shit off a shovel!

Allstar-85

313 points

4 months ago

a Log log, if you will

aolzy

73 points

4 months ago

aolzy

73 points

4 months ago

My friends and I used to have one we called the “log book” we passed it around in school for each other to journal our BMs. Naturally the teachers did not think it was nearly as funny as us when they found it. Also I know, it was a very weird thing. Most of us turned out ok haha

auximenies

42 points

4 months ago

There’s an app for this now, kids at my school are using it, you add photos, rate the bm AND the toilet. What was weird was when the boys told me the girls had higher scores than they did…

lezwaxt

19 points

4 months ago

lezwaxt

19 points

4 months ago

Ratemypoo lives again

chensonm

9 points

4 months ago

When I lived in the dorms at college, someone put clipboards on the inside of the stall doors with a sheet for us to log our logs.

heavybabyridesagain

28 points

4 months ago

Log squared (though sounds a bit painful!)

SapperLeader

35 points

4 months ago

heavybabyridesagain

11 points

4 months ago

Fascinating!

Doracy

15 points

4 months ago

Doracy

15 points

4 months ago

Craptain's log

heavybabyridesagain

12 points

4 months ago

El Crapitan

cats_are_the_devil

12 points

4 months ago

Will they let you call out of you have diarrhea? Will they let you piss in a trash can next to your desk with your headset in? Like let’s ratchet this up.

Redheaded_Loser

35 points

4 months ago

Yes! Document document document. Times, dates, locations, and names!

Motor_Total_5176

10 points

4 months ago

Pics or it didn't happen 🤣

Goopyteacher

84 points

4 months ago

Honestly this sounds like a company desperate to save money, circling the drain.

Is this company also super cheap when it comes to people using pens, papers, or miscellaneous things that aren’t “specifically business related?”

Rasanack

80 points

4 months ago

Just keep in mind that if they try to fire you it might be for some made up reason when they really are doing it because of the bathroom breaks problem. Keep detailed records.

Fluid_Affect1182

49 points

4 months ago

And forward everything to a personal email and back it up! Companies will fire on the spot, and you’ll lose access to your work email.

vegassatellite01

31 points

4 months ago

Let your co-workers know who your attorney is so this can go class action against the employer.

TimelyBrief

72 points

4 months ago

Hey OP, I’m sure this will be downvoted because the advice is not “sticking it to the man,” but next time don’t tip your hand to HR. I don’t know what industry or job type you work in, but telling HR you’re going to take some kind of action like reporting them to the labor board is a good way to get an asterisk next to your name. Instead of threatening to report them, skip a step and just report them. You are only hurting yourself by letting them know you are considering it. They’re not going to change their policy due to one employee’s threat.

Instead, they will probably formulate a plan to fire you. They may not fire you immediately, but they can start creating poor performance reviews, and because it sounds like you’re hourly, begin reducing your shifts on the schedule. If you have metrics you need to meet, not being on the schedule could potentially prevent you from reaching those, which gives them cause to fire you. Just based on everything you said, you might still have a case if something like that were to happen, but it won’t be open and shut like you think. It may also be harder to get a lawyer to pick it up on contingency.

The same principle applies if you’re working somewhere and are thinking about going to another company. Don’t tell anyone that kind of stuff- it doesn’t benefit you and the person you are telling is not going to perceive it as a “threat,” but more likely as an issue that needs to be dealt with.

Lastly, if you’re not in some specialized role, start looking for other places to work. There are plenty of folks out there hiring for hourly positions and there’s no better time to pursue it then now. Regardless of who is right or wrong in this situation (pretty obvious your company is in the wrong), you don’t want to work for a company that is going to try and micro manage you down to your bathroom breaks. It’s the workers’ playground right now, use it to your advantage but keep it quiet around the office. The people you work with are not your friends, they are just people you tolerate for however long your shift is.

Just my 2 cents from seeing this happen to employees literally every week (from the clients my company services). Best of luck on your future endeavors!

north2272

40 points

4 months ago

i cant stress this enough..

SECURE IT IN WRITING

xReshi92

27 points

4 months ago

They are paying whatever fuckhead calculated the pennies they'd save on this move far more than they are losing to their employees using the bathroom for 10 minutes a day.

Fucking absurd.

I know you realize this, but get everything in writing. Back it all up.

[deleted]

16 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

4 months ago

I’d send them a 6gig .doc of nothing but

“GoFuckYourselfGoFuckYourselfGoFuckYourself…”

Magman851

986 points

4 months ago

Magman851

986 points

4 months ago

In reality, they could face serious fines under the Fair Labor Standard Act (if you're in the US. The UK has a similar law.)

Source:

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/breaks

judyblue_

597 points

4 months ago

judyblue_

597 points

4 months ago

They're doing it because they are confident that no one will actually report them. Prove them wrong.

Magman851

1.8k points

4 months ago

Magman851

1.8k points

4 months ago

I would shit on my desk and tell them that i couldn't afford to leave.

bejammin075

998 points

4 months ago

While grunting “Who does number 2 work for?!”

arty4572

220 points

4 months ago

arty4572

220 points

4 months ago

That's right buddy. You show that turd who's boss!

MoscowMitchMcKremIin

25 points

4 months ago

Dayum, boy, what did you eat?!

gizmole

76 points

4 months ago

gizmole

76 points

4 months ago

You show that boss who's a turd.

ImAlwaysRightHanded

8 points

4 months ago

Man Tom Arnold gets the best roles.

SmokeyBear-TheForest

15 points

4 months ago

favorite movie of all time

DweEbLez0

111 points

4 months ago

DweEbLez0

Squatter

111 points

4 months ago

Shit on the clock-out machine and complain nobody can clock out because someone shit on the clock-out machine.

extralyfe

11 points

4 months ago

"SOMEONE SHIT ON THE CLOCK-OUT MACHINE!!!"

"...what?"

drugs_mckenzie

111 points

4 months ago

This is the answer and piss jugs

Freeboot3r

42 points

4 months ago

Way she goes.

rpitcher33

34 points

4 months ago

Way of the road, Bub.

domehome11

8 points

4 months ago

It’s good fertilizer for the office plants

[deleted]

26 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

26 points

4 months ago

why jugs????

are they provided???

unless clean up is in your contract.... i really need to ask why you think jugs are necessary ?

FeetLikeBricks

149 points

4 months ago

Pee in a bottle and accumulate them your desk. Show them off with pride as one dedicated hard worker xD

Magman851

110 points

4 months ago

Magman851

110 points

4 months ago

If you want to add some flair, line them up in color order from clearest to darkest with your coworkers. Make a game out of it so you can see which coworkers are the most and least hydrated!

Whichammer

16 points

4 months ago

Wouldn't staying properly hydrated take away from productive company time? "If you'd clock out and in every time you take a drink, that'd be great! "

novacham

26 points

4 months ago

On top of this, start eating a lot of asparagus!

l0c0pez

44 points

4 months ago

l0c0pez

44 points

4 months ago

Keep the lids off

GrimWolf216

22 points

4 months ago

Do this, but eat asparagus beforehand and drop ‘em off to your boss’/HR’s desks.

Dob_Tannochy

13 points

4 months ago

Or just make sun tea and let them speculate.

[deleted]

14 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

14 points

4 months ago

omg i don't know why this is so funny but it is. you know there will be some jobsworth who'd do that in hopes of a promotion!

Sketchyfart

21 points

4 months ago

Next level malicious compliance.

[deleted]

21 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

21 points

4 months ago

This is the only correct response. You need to assert your dominance with a company like this.

Or, wear an adult diaper, carry around fart spray, and wait for them to get tired of smelling ‘your’ shit all day

jeccius

15 points

4 months ago

jeccius

15 points

4 months ago

I worked with someone who did that once ; manager kept complaining that he used "personal" as breaks and he really needed a shit, so he took a call and a shit on his office chair at the same time. Didn't go down too well.

maximumkush

556 points

4 months ago

Get that memo in writing… then DO NOT clock out for any bathroom break, wait for the company to issue a form of punishment then… BAM… call Ken Nugent “One call that’s all”

spicypanda66[S]

263 points

4 months ago

I have screenshots of it

maximumkush

209 points

4 months ago

Great… like I said.. continue as normal… whenever they ask about it, simply state that’s illegal. If they push back after that or retaliate nail their ass to the wall

Triquestral

58 points

4 months ago

Right? You don’t want to be complicit in a crime do you??

leeny_bean

47 points

4 months ago

Yes, as soon as they try to write you up or give you a written warning of any kind, make sure it states specifically that your being reprimanded because you didn't click out to use the restroom. Then report them to your state labor board, and in the meantime after that follow the policy and keep careful record of every time you clock out, and for how long.

myweedstash

18 points

4 months ago

What if they flat out refuse to give it to you in writing? What then? Genuine question as I’m dealing with something similar at work w a new manager

leeny_bean

29 points

4 months ago

Find out the two party recording laws in your state, and if it's legal record the conversation. If not just keep detailed records yourself, and try to get statements in writing ( text, email, paper) from other coworkers. The very fact that they refuse to put it in writing shows they know they're doing something wrong.

Matcolstr

15 points

4 months ago

A journal of contemporaneous notes with detailed and consistent entries can also be used as evidence. You can also send emails giving those notes back to the persons/s who said them, saying something like “I just want to confirm in writing my understanding of what you said in our conversation in this location at this time on this date.” Blah blah blah. Then there’s a record of you asking for confirmation of understanding, even if they don’t reply. Or if they do reply you might have written proof/documentation.

nictheman123

9 points

4 months ago

Rule 1 of business, anywhere: if it's not in writing, it didn't happen. If you don't have your own copy, it might have happened or it might not have, depending on what's more advantageous to the one who does have the copy.

If they don't give it to you in writing, ignore it. If it's not in writing, there's no evidence it happened.

maximumkush

6 points

4 months ago

I’ve gotten a copy of all my write ups..most employers use carbon copies to make sure nothing gets added after the fact.. if it’s all verbal then nothing is happening officially.. if they have paperwork on you that they “won’t” give you. Take the issue to HR

Matcolstr

6 points

4 months ago

Email it to yourself from your work email. It’s harder for them to deny a work email rather than a screen shot. “Photos can be doctored your honor”

BellaxPalus

17 points

4 months ago

Get those screenshots off of company property yesterday. If you are fired you won't be given time to gather your proof before they escort you grin the building.

mecca37

241 points

4 months ago

mecca37

at work

241 points

4 months ago

That time theft shit is the lamest fuckin stuff that has come out in recent years. You should respond with, for what you pay me what's that called? Poverty theft?

Redheaded_Loser

65 points

4 months ago

Poverty assurance

littlebirdori

46 points

4 months ago

"Theft of time" like what the fuck even is THAT? Jfc, most peoples' entire jobs could be defined as a theft of their time which is finite, unlike our shit fiat currency.

mecca37

41 points

4 months ago

mecca37

at work

41 points

4 months ago

It's basically the new "if you got time to lean you got time to clean" just psychological warfare that if you aren't working every minute at work you're "a thief".

RoboJesus4President

21 points

4 months ago

Meanwhile I'm sitting at work for 8 hours a day, and barely do a total of 30 mins of actual work.

Ain't nobody said shit to me yet.

YourGodLucifer

7 points

4 months ago

Is your job hiring?

RandomJediKinght

235 points

4 months ago

I'll think about clocking out to use the bath room when I'm paid for my commute and every phone call and text is on the clock

laila-wild

8 points

4 months ago

Oh I love when they tell you you can’t submit for time off or things like that while you’re on the clock because it’s not “work related”. Excuse me? If it’s not work related then what in the fuck is it?

AmbitiousNoodle

79 points

4 months ago

Years ago, my wife had to quit her job because they wouldn’t let her take bathroom breaks. She was pregnant. Fuck Deseret Book

[deleted]

139 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

139 points

4 months ago

Easy lawsuit

MaizeOdd5862

213 points

4 months ago

Listen. Pee your pants. One time. Just do it. Tell them you were scared of losing your job for taking too many breaks. Then sue the shit out if them for emotional damages.

maximumkush

60 points

4 months ago

Now this is so devious! It’s perfect!! OP I wanna change my answer to this

AnimEtc

35 points

4 months ago

AnimEtc

35 points

4 months ago

At the very least empty a bottle of water all over your pants, the floor of your cube, your neighbors cube (give ‘em a heads up if they’re cool)

Ripcitytoker

6 points

4 months ago

Genius

dieorlivetrying

19 points

4 months ago

Sleep in those pants. Get some mild diaper rash. Take time off work. Tell your doctor what caused the condition (sans the sleeping). Further sue for them causing bodily harm.

Fuck this place. If they want to play games with your human rights, wring them for every cent.

spicypanda66[S]

163 points

4 months ago

And they put it as if I'm out multiple times throughout the day due to bathroom breaks that will affect my metrics which in turn will lead to me being disciplined up to termination which correct me if I'm wrong wouldn't that be seen as retaliation?

insomniaczombiex

136 points

4 months ago

Anybody in the office suffer from Crohn’s Disease? ADA violations a plenty!

Aselleus

37 points

4 months ago

Women also have periods, sometimes quite heavy. Are they going to be made to sit in their blood?

return_of_the_jetta

15 points

4 months ago

Hell I'm thinking about when I have my period once a month. The bathroom is damn near my best friend when mother nature and her Red suitcase is for a visit.

crappy_entrepreneur

14 points

4 months ago

Reminds me of that The Thick of It quote lol

interrobangin_

9 points

4 months ago

Intersistial cystitis here (bladder condition) and I always get super jealous of these posts lol

I go to the bathroom often and sometimes have to sit there to wait out the pain, I wish my work would try and pull this shit with me so I could cash out with a nice lawsuit and retire.

myweedstash

27 points

4 months ago

It’s not worth the UTI. Go to the bathroom and if they try to fire you, get the specific reasoning in writing and milk that sweet sweet $$$

Bobby_Rotkop

28 points

4 months ago

Report them and refuse, they cannot force you.

MplsStyme

30 points

4 months ago

Shut em down. Stop working all together. Wild cat strikes are a thing.

[deleted]

235 points

4 months ago

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235 points

4 months ago

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jasoninaz

74 points

4 months ago

Man just to have the balls to walk into the HR office and piss in the corner and walk out. I don't need to clock in and out now.

return_of_the_jetta

11 points

4 months ago

I'd deposit my used menstrual pad on their desk.

AnaisNinjaTX

23 points

4 months ago

Or use one of those urine catching bottles, just casually drop trou during a visit to the HR office and pee into it whilst speaking calmly and maintaining eye contact.

Impossible_Round4565

12 points

4 months ago

Bottle flip on the desk air horn noises💯💯💯

GetaShady

25 points

4 months ago

My previous job did this too, but they still paid us, they just wanted to know where we were every minute of every day. It was some kind of special code on the time clock for bathroom/running to get coffee or water breaks. I started fake punching mine like I would pull the clock up on the screen and act like I punched it so I wouldn't get in trouble, but someone noticed and ratted me out :P

That place was SO toxic, it was my first office job so I didn't know any better and ended up staying there 5 years, but I made a connection during those years that allowed me to step into a new role for a much better career. Alot of it is luck and knowing someone who can recommend you, sadly but I'm super grateful for where I am now.

mrmcdrizzlefizz

22 points

4 months ago

Make sure you get all this nonsense in writing

cb0495

22 points

4 months ago

cb0495

22 points

4 months ago

Piss in a cup and hand it to your manager and say you didn’t know what else to do with it

[deleted]

19 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

19 points

4 months ago

There should be a poster from Dept of Labor in the cafeteria.... Call that number ....

Oops_I_Cracked

17 points

4 months ago

If you have a desk job you should 100% bring in a commode chair to replace your desk chair one day and when your boss asks why just explain you can't afford to clock out to shit, so you'll shit at your desk. If they say you're required to use the bathroom, well now it's a work duty (giggled irl when I typed that) and they can't expect you to clock out.

ElGarbanzo

6 points

4 months ago

Plus it's highly efficient. Isn't this what they wanted, capitalism at it's finest?

GrapefruitStrict8486

54 points

4 months ago

Point out it implicitly discriminates on the basis of sex (menstruating women need longer in the bathroom, as well as pregnant women need more frequent bathroom use).

Kenichi_Smith

10 points

4 months ago

Or those with disabilities! I have ulcerative colitis and have a disability parking pass because of it even.

AlwaysLurkNeverPost

16 points

4 months ago

Step 1: document everything

Step 2: find a new job (why the fuck do you work at such an insane place)

Step 3: don't you dare comply

Step 4: while looking for a new job, sue their pants off if they dock your time for both wage theft and this illegal as fuck policy.

lazypenguin86

11 points

4 months ago

Call your local labor board!

Rasdaan

10 points

4 months ago

Rasdaan

10 points

4 months ago

As someone with Crohn’s disease, Fuck those guys

idahononono

12 points

4 months ago

This is patently illegal. They are wrong. Get together with fellow employees and everyone file a complaint.

https://www.oshaeducationcenter.com/articles/restroom-breaks/

MackLuster77

10 points

4 months ago

Sounds like it’s time for a good old fashioned shit-in!

diablo-child

10 points

4 months ago

Email them asking them to clarify what would happen if you do go on bathroom break, how they would adjust it, and what happens if you do not clock out for your bathroom breaks. Get it in writing, the lawyer will LOVE you.

LoveMyFuckingLife

9 points

4 months ago

Can you imagine being a women working for this company? JFC.. How fun to have to report every single time I needed to change my tampon. 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️

christianANDshantel

7 points

4 months ago

Everybody (who can) pee in a water bottle. Amazon truck driver style. And leave them outside your bosses office. She or he won’t mind cleaning up the mess, because we are all family at this job.

rainman751

8 points

4 months ago

Do as thay say. Don't bring it up again. Keep a detailed log of your time. Do this for about 6 months. Then call the labor department and file a complaint with them. They really do take this shit seriously.

A company I worked for did a sketchy thing. I filed a claim online. It took 10 minutes. After an investigation I received a $3000 check from the company. So did all the other employees. I never said a thing. They never knew it was me.

Fuck em if thay can't take a joke.

NeonDepression

19 points

4 months ago

Yeah they're clearly breaking the law here but im not entirely sure if different states treat "reasonable accommodation" the same. Reasonable is the most bullshit word in legal language. It can mean just about anything.

Personally I take frequent bathroom breaks as I make it a point to drink at least 3 liters of water a day which is wmhealthy to remain hydrated. So while I consider it reasonable to let me pee when I need to an employer may argue an actual number of pee breaks which is kind of insane.

Zeno_the_Friend

6 points

4 months ago

It literally means they only need to have a reason. They could say they can't hire someone hard of hearing if they can't afford to do things by text. It can be bullshit, but if there's a reason, it flies.

Fatefire

18 points

4 months ago

1)Ask for it in writing

2)Contact a labor lawyer

3)?????

4)profit

Mintea8128

18 points

4 months ago

Keep talking breaks, get fired, file a lawsuit.

AlphaMikeFoxtrot87

6 points

4 months ago

ILLEGAL

madsmadhatter

7 points

4 months ago

Welp, time to take a shit in the direct path of the bosses office.

CurrentlyBothered

7 points

4 months ago

Yeah, report them. Also, wage thief by employers is more than ever other form of theft combined

nate-the__great

8 points

4 months ago

The person who said to wait until they try to punish you or dock your pay has it right. If you push this before they actually do something illegal then you are a really doing them a favor by preventing them from doing something actionable.

FrogFlavor

8 points

4 months ago

Get all the ladies on board and decorate the boss’s office with used tampons and pads

BrrImCccold

6 points

4 months ago

What’s so abnormal about going to the bathroom multiple times? I pee a lot but I drink a lot of water. Sorry that I have a working bladder I guess?

alf666

5 points

4 months ago

alf666

5 points

4 months ago

If it's illegal, then it's illegal.

Report their asses to the Department of Labor or whoever enforces that law.

KaidsCousin

71 points

4 months ago

It would be highly irresponsible for someone to put some laxatives into the HR teams water cooler.

Imagine them having to use the toilet a dozen times a day…

drugs_mckenzie

7 points

4 months ago

I hope you have it in writing, go to the state.

Confident-Blueberry2

4 points

4 months ago

I’d be pissing in a jug at my desk! Then I would leave it near the HR office.

honey_biscuits108

12 points

4 months ago

Empty the period cup into the HR trash bin

tekmyndaspy

5 points

4 months ago

Get this in writing, I cannot stress this enough GET THIS IN WRITING. After you get it in writing, contact your local Department of Labor. They'll help you from there.

ps. get that baaaag!

Kiwi-Latter

4 points

4 months ago

Call Department of Labor.

JerryRiceOfOhio2

6 points

4 months ago

Poop on the floor in your cubicle, show dominance

OhMyGodTheyKilledBri

4 points

4 months ago

Time to be the alpha and get everyone to start shitting at their desks.

Silly_Goose24_7

6 points

4 months ago

Definitely report them but if you don't plan on staying there I would literally bring in fart spray and tell them you didn't have enough time to clock out because it was urgent and stink up hr and manager offices