Sarah Dunn
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Work place Discrimination

So Ive been working for taco bell for almost a year and my gm says she wants to give me a promotion but she cant until I get dentures. See I am a victim of demestic violence and she knows the situation due to the inccodent accurring two months after I started working there. Yes I had teeth when I was hired but its not my fault nor did I ask my ex to beat me up so bad causing me to have a broken nose, ruptured sinus and having to have all of my teeth surgically removed. They only pay $8.00 an hour and ive also been lied to about getting a pay raise.

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Adrian Montgomery
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Honestly, it is really sad to say it, but most employer's can do and say whatever they want. I got wrongfully terminated for taking my medication as prescribed, had my manager yell at me in his office, had him tell me I shouldn't take my medication for my disability, and he sent me home. To make it even more professional, he fired me over the phone the next day. What could the state unemployment office do to help me? Nothing. Could I press charges? Yeah, but it would cost me more money to pay for my lawyer than it would to earn the income I could have been making there until I found another position. Most states are right to work states, and managers or owners have more power than we realize. I wouldn't look at your situation as all that bad. She wants to promote you, which is a good thing, but she wants you to remind you that you will be part of the face for the company. As a result, she feels that requires you to have a certain appearance. If she wants you to get them, then make it a bonus option. Ask her if the company will pay for you to get dentures for the promotion. You have to learn to work these things in your favor. If she isn't willing to work with you, then tell her exactly how you feel.

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Cynthia Watkins
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Some of the misinformation I read on here is scary. You cannot sue an employer because YOU have bad teeth. Not to be harsh, but that is the person's problem, not the employer's. It is not discrimination that is protected in law....it has nothing to do with race, religion, gender, age, or disability. And you cannot "sue" someone (the man who beat up Sarah), if he has no assets. Lawyers don't take cases where neither they or their clients won't get paid. And the other nonsense I read about minimum wage "now being $15.00 an hour." I don't know where that is.....it is still $7.25 an hour in Pennsylvania.

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Dennis Costea Jr.
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There must be an organization that assists with the recovery of victims of domestic violence out there, but these things are hard(er) to locate, probably have waiting lists, and PROBABLY "burn through" their funding each calendar quarter, after which people on the wait list must simply sit there until the next quarter of funding (or grants) gets released. ~ I noticed this with job skills training funded by a local veterans organization, where the funds were unlocked June 1st and by June 10th the entire quarter's allocation was spent. ~ There are many, many ways society can still improve.

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Shahbaz Raza
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Hiii call me

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Jesse Sipe
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Care Credit may be able to help you getting your dental work done.

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Debra Christal
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Sarah, check with this program to find out if you're eligible:

The Give Back a Smile program was established to connect eligible survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence who've received dental injuries from the abuse with volunteer cosmetic dentists throughout the United States and Canada. Services are based on volunteer availability at the time you apply.

Read about Give Back a Smile program, complete the application and get their phone number here: https://aacd.com/applyforgbas

You can also call the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Coalition tell them your situation, and ask about resources to help you replace your missing teeth.

Best wishes!

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Cynthia Green
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If they paid a real living wage perhaps you could afford dentures. Find a better job and tell them to go to hell.

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Deeq Sulub Sulub
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my dear sister I want to ready my work and i start

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Andrew Pouliot
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If I could afford to get it done, I wouldn't turn down the chance at a promotion, but it could become expensive since dental is the one expense that government doesnt cover.

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Brian Dockery
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It's not discrimination for not having no teeth dentures can be replaced but I would get away from taco bell

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