Ok I never thought this would happen to me, but it now has. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this and if anyone has some suggestions, I am thinking of getting a lawyer, but I am not sure if I even have a case here. I have usually worked with and for men and never had a problem with anyone, I can work as hard as any guy in general and have been a cook for 10+ years and I am comfortable and confident in what I am doing. I have been at my current workplace for close to a year. An elderly lady used to own this small restaurant and I loved working for her, but she sold it to the other cook due to her age and just being exhausted from being there every single day. The new owner took over most of the crew and made me general manager due to my experience as a cook, having managed restaurants before and being the only one qualified for the job. I have been placed on salary, but only making about $0.10 more then the new hires, but not making tips or overtime pay. I am expected to run the store, but if I tell someone to do one thing, the owner goes behind my back and tells the employee not to worry about it, I am not even allowed to do write ups or have the manager code on the computer which some of the other employees do have. I pushed him to hire a female friend of mine because he only hired his male friends who all turned out to be extremely lazy and I had worked with my friend before and knew she was a good worker. He reluctantly gave her a job, but it seems to have made things worse, we pretty much do everything while all the guys sit around all day. We have a check list and usually the guys that are there have 1 or 2 things checked off and I will have about 20 things checked that I did. I complained about one of the guys not doing his job and leaving it for me to the owner and was told he would talk to him. I then found out the next day that the employee was told that he didn't have to worry about doing anything and to just leave it for the girls. The guys have gotten away with just taking money and sleeping on the job, while my friend was told that she is now on a 'short leash' and she better watch herself or she will be fired after she forgot to do something rather inimportant. I had not been threatened yet, but I want to think that is because I am vital to the store remaining open(I am the only one that knows all the recipes) and I would walk out right then because I don't put up with threats, so I now think they are going after her to get to me. All of my complaints have been falling on deaf ears and none of the issues is ever addressed. My friend and I are always the ones putting up the truck and had the 50 lb bags of flour just sitting in the floor for 2 weeks when I cracked a rib until I was well enough to lift them again since my friend has a bad back and couldn't do it either. I never ask for help, but I would think any decent person would offer some help lifting this stuff since I am not exactly a big girl and have a bit of a time getting these bags up on anything since I'm only 5ft tall and simply out of height reasons are at a disadvantage here, but my boss rather just stands there, watches me and grins. I thought for the longest time maybe it's just me imagining this, but I did get some confirmation this evening from one of the guys who was still part of the old crew and does help out some, though he doesn't get many hours since he isn't the owners buddy. I was told that the owners are extremely sexist and feel like the women should be doing all the work there. We do have cameras which should clearly show what is going on. What should I do here? I am looking for another job, but I am very big on fair treatment and I just can't let them get away with this. I am a very hard worker and enjoy trying to outwork people, so it's not just me whining about having to do something, it is normal for me to do twice the work that everyone else does just because I want to, but I am just so baffled by what is going on here, I have never seen such outrageous behavior. What do I do here, who do I go to, should I start keeping a log? Help, I need some justice to be served here so no one else has to deal with this ever again!