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So I was just fired from my job after 13 months.
The management was god awful, and is done from another country. The guy acting as manager is never here and is officially a salesperson.
Anyway over the course of the year I ended up taking on an assload of responsibilities to make up for the over employees' shortcomings (I was the only male there so I helped with 3 departments daily as well as running my own department with no help)
It got to the point where I was lucky to be able to take a break, often working 10 hour days without one, all the while making minimum wage while people that got hired in after me all started with much higher wages and less responsibilities
I patiently waited a year for my review, and when I informed them they claimed my hire date was a month later. They also gave me extra responsibilities (obviously waiting for me to fuck up). Checked my records and sure enough they were full of shit.
A week passed while they gave me the runaround and today I was told I would be given a 20 cent raise, but if I kept working hard they would give me another one in a month.
I informed them that I was no longer willing to do the things outside of my job description until paid at least as much as the new hires (literally a $2 raise) and was let go.
The thing is, the extra responsibilities included tightening a roll of paper by hand which would leave a raw wound on my arm, which would then be irritated by the chemicals that were a part of my actual job, giving me a clear reason to not do the extra work.
I guess my question is, is there anything at all I can do as far as legal action? Doesn't seem right to be fired for not wanting to do things outside of my job description, but I'm really not familiar with the laws.
Also, when I was first hired, they went over a month without paying me due to a "bank error" or some shit. Any possible way I can take legal action a year later?