Complete Labor Law Poster for $24.95
from www.LaborLawCenter.com, includes
State, Federal, & OSHA posting requirements

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Weight Loss Chain meetings at work - being encouraged to join Nevada

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Betty3
    replied
    I'm glad things worked out for you.

    Leave a comment:


  • henbob6
    replied
    Unfortunately, we're in a residential area...that worked in for my former company, though.

    And...email has been sent and responded to...I'm off the hook! Thanks again!

    Leave a comment:


  • Marketeer
    replied
    For what it's worth, my employer rounded up enough people to hold on-site weight loss meetings by opening it up to all of the employers in our building, and not just our company. That may not be a solution for your employer, depending on its location, but it's worked well here.

    Leave a comment:


  • henbob6
    replied
    Thank you, everyone -for the support in saying no, and for the script for my white lie.

    Leave a comment:


  • Alice Dodd
    replied
    Just do the white lie - you are under a program from your doctor, and want to stick with that program and not participate in something that might be contrary to what your doctor is telling you to do.

    Leave a comment:


  • RRPayroll
    replied
    Agreed. And if your boss does seem upset when you decline, you can always be open and honest with her about the reasons you aren't able to join. It might help to mitigate any issues she could have.

    Leave a comment:


  • Beth3
    replied
    Don't join if you don't want to. If the VP is unhappy, tough. It's not worth $200 to be "part of the team." (I also seriously doubt you'd be targeted for a RIF just because of this.)

    You are correct that this is not a legal issue.

    Leave a comment:


  • henbob6
    replied
    Thank you.

    Leave a comment:


  • ElleMD
    replied
    You are correct.

    Leave a comment:


  • Weight Loss Chain meetings at work - being encouraged to join Nevada

    A national weight loss chain will host workplace (lunchtime) meetings at our company if we have a minimum of 10 people join. One of our VPs is going around encouraging people to "be part of the team" and join. I am one of the people she has targeted, and it is clear that she will be unhappy if I don't fork over the $200 and join.

    My husband feels this is wrong, especially given my history of eating disorders (I dropped out from the last round of meetings for this reason). I say, yes, unfair, but no more illegal than a manager asking you to buy Girl Scout cookies from his/her daughter. Plus, given the climate at our company (recent large layoffs, restructuring, outsourcing), it's worth the $200 to be seen as "part of the team," even if I drop out of the meetings.

    Legally, this is a non-issue, yes?

    Thank you!
The LaborLawTalk.com forum is intended for informational use only and should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for legal advice. The information contained on LaborLawTalk.com are opinions and suggestions of members and is not a representation of the opinions of LaborLawTalk.com. LaborLawTalk.com does not warrant or vouch for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any postings or the qualifications of any person responding. Please consult a legal expert or seek the services of an attorney in your area for more accuracy on your specific situation.
Working...
X