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.
I was written up by my supervisor and not given much information about it. She stated she received complaints from other employees that I do not treat all employees the same, and that another employee reported an incident. When I asked for more detailed information, she refused to provide it.
Since a written warning is not a formal disciplinary action, your supervisor is not required by law to provide you great detail on the nature of the complaint. Sometimes when accusations lack factual support, managers will issue warnings to caution the employee that if the unverified information was true, it could amount to misconduct. You have not provided any information in your letter as to why you believe you were subject to discrimination or retaliation. As such, I do not know if an EEO complaint would be appropriate.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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