Wha to do if my employer is wrongly accusing me of tinkering with the computers to speed them up?

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Wha to do if my employer is wrongly accusing me of tinkering with the computers to speed them up?

These computers are old and I got accused of tinkering with them when all I did was make a suggestion of adding RAM to speed up them up. This way, they woudn’t crash all the time. He then came to me with a write up for tinkering with the computers and I disagreed with it and refused to sign it. The next day I came in and said I will sign the paperwork, I just want to write down what I agree with and what I don’t. I was told no, and now after working there 14 months and worked all over the shop he singled me out and told me I am restricted to a small confined work area. He said he want to get the best production out of his team yet any time I need to get

Asked on November 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The problem is, if you do not have a written employment contract, you are an employee at will. An employee at will has essentially no rights in or to his or her job; an employee at will may be terminated--or  anything short of termination, such as having duties or workspace changed, being demoted, being disciplined or written up, having pay or hours cut, being suspended, etc.--at any time, for any reason, even a reason which is unfair. Also, an employee at will  has no right to tell his or  her side of the story (such as to"write down what I agree with and what I don't") if the employer doesn't want to give him or her that opportunity. From what you write, you employer has the right to do what he has done.


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