Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Can a non-supervisor who is not in the employee rating chain overrule a supervisor’s decision to promote an employee? Can a non-supervisor assign probation to an employee he does not supervise?
The answer to the question depends on delegated authority. Sometimes HR officials are provided with the type of authority you reference.
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