Legal Question in Employment Law in California

verbal vs written warnings

I was given a letter of reprimand that I feel is unjustified. I am being accused of breaking confidentiality, by taking things discussed in a public board meetingand sharing them with my fellow employees, among other things that I will not get into.

I will be filing a respnse, but there are a few discrepancies with the reprimand.

How can I find out the do's and dont's and my legal rights and what I can do about this. I have been sick tomy stomach, very emotional and nervous as a result of these false accusations.

Asked on 11/13/01, 2:04 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Kirschbaum Law Offices of Michael R. Kirschbaum

Re: verbal vs written warnings

There are no laws that address your question. It is a matter of common sense. Respond in a professional, factual manner, point by point, indicating the inaccuracies of the reprimand. The company has the final say in the outcome, whether you agree with it or not.

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Answered on 11/14/01, 12:38 pm

Thomas Pavone Pavone & Cohen

Re: verbal vs written warnings

If the reprimand may lead to termination it may be helpful to consult with an attorney to prepare your response.

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Answered on 11/16/01, 3:09 am

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