When companies increase the pay of any employee it is a long process and when employees discuss the pay hike it has a mixed reaction from companies end.
Recently, a Reddit user shared his experience during the salary increase discussion. The post has discussed the reaction that the employee received when he tried discussing his pay hike with their manager.
The post read, “For context, I work at a fast food restaurant and I’ve been there for 6 months. I get paid $11 an hour. Recently we’ve been getting a lot of new hires who have been getting paid $12.50 to 13 an hour.”
“Every time I bring it up to my general manager she says that employees aren’t supposed to discuss wages and ends the conversation. What should I do? Any help would be appreciated”, the post added.
The post has received a series of reactions saying a user replied, “You have the legal right to discuss your wages under the NLRA, it’s very explicitly allowed. Other employees are allowed to choose not to discuss them but they can’t prevent you from talking about it.”
Another user said, “Yeah I had a manager once tell me that I couldn’t discuss wages because I told someone how much I made and they used it to get themselves a raise.”
“She claimed that because we were a “right to work” state she could fire me for that. I had to explain to her that right to work has nothing to do with that and discussing wages is federally protected”, the post added.
“She obviously meant at-will employment state. I tried to explain that at-will doesn’t mean no federal protections apply, and that I could discuss my wages without punishment the same way she couldn’t fire me for my race. In one ear, out the other”, the post concluded.