Can I be fired for not signing a write-up?

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Can I be fired for not signing a write-up?

At my job my title is a delivery driver, although for the past year I’ve been working at the counter selling products simply because we are shorthanded. We currently have a sale promotion going on and my district manager said that he will write me up

if I don’t sell a certain amount of the product a day. The other delivery drivers aren’t required to sell anything. Can I be written up for this? If I don’t sign the write-up form, can I legally be fired for not doing so?

Asked on February 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

1) Yes, you can be written up for this: the law does not require all employees to be given the same duties or held to the same standards.
2) Signing a write-up doesn't mean to accept or agree to it: it is an acknowledgment that you received and read it.
3) If you don't have an employment contract protecting your job, you are an "employee at will" and may be terminated for not signing the write-up...for simply, directly, for not selling as much as your employer wants you to make.

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