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    At my place of work in Iowa, raises were recently given out. However, these raises were only given to those who work full time and during first and second shifts. I work full time third shift, for all most 2 years, and did not receive a raise. In speaking with others, I discovered that part time employees and others who work third shift did not receive raises. Is this discrimination or illegal in any way?

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    Discrimination

    No, it isn't illegal, unless it affects a certain protected group of persons disportionately to the other employees. For example, if the third shift is primarily persons who are hispanic while the other shifts are predominently caucasian, it may appear to be discriminatory. Protected groups include those over the age of 40, those with disabilities and statuses such as national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, gender or those who have taken steps to protect their legal rights, such as filing a claim of discrimination, reporting a safety violation, etc.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Lillian Connell

    Forum Moderator
    www.laborlawtalk.com

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