Is it legal for your place of employment to solicite you every year to donate to their charity?

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Is it legal for your place of employment to solicite you every year to donate to their charity?

I work at a car dealership and every year my company’s General Manager pulls us aside in groups, during business hours. We are sat down in a conference room with him and a rep for a charity. There is a paper to donate put in front of us and we are told we are not obligated to donate but he is standing there the entire time staring at us. Then whoever fills out the form, whether donating or not, he puts all their names in a pool and picks a name and that person gets a paid day off. But we feel uncomfortable because he knows whose donating and whose not. Charity is a private thing to most of us.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

Jonathan Pollard / Pollard LLC

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

This happens all the time and is perfectly legal.  Someone runs a company and they want people who work for them to contribute to their charities, causes or political candidates.  This is commonplace and their is absolutely no law against it.

 


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