I work in the hospital industry. My question is, is my boss in all her rights to offer extra hours to the same people and not all her employees. It’s not evenly spread out to all my colleagues including myself.
is my boss in all her rights to offer extra hours to the same people and not all her employees
In general yes - unless you can prove they are excluding certain people from overtime offers because of some characteristic (e.g. gender, race) that is protected by law where you live then they can offer the extra hours to whomever they like for whatever reason they like. Some of these reasons may well be quite reasonable - it can be a reward for good performance, or that particular employees have shown themselves to be more productive during overtime than others. Others aren't quite so reasonable - giving perks to friends or relations etc, but reasonable or not there's nothing saying they have to spread it out evenly.
If you suspect the manager is abusing their power for personal reasons rather than acting in the best interests of the hospital you might be able to take it up with them and see what happens - but I think you'd probably need to take something concrete about how the manager's behavior is actually hurting your employer rather than just the "fairness" of it all.
If you have a union available to you it may be worth having a conversation with your rep before you do anything - there may be specific union rules that come in to play for you here.
What do you mean by “boss”? You can ask for more overtime. If you are refused, and you think for no good reasons (say only your manager’s good friends get overtime), you can complain to the manager’s manager.
What your manager does is not illegal, but if it is unfair, someone above them might care and fix it. Or they don’t care.
Unless there is a union contract, or some other legally binding document stating otherwise, your Boss is perfectly withing the legal and ethical purview of the job to do so.
The only exception is if it is either due to discrimination not based on performance, or a punitive act of retaliation for some sort of whistle-blowing or job action.
i.e., racial bias, union busting, cutting hours due to a complaint filed.
Even if it is one of these exceptions, the burden of proof remains on you to bring any sort of action.