Who can I contact if my job is breaking clearly stated SOP guidelines?

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Who can I contact if my job is breaking clearly stated SOP guidelines?

I work in a plasma center where people are paid for donating plasma and it is clearly stated in our SOP standard operating procedure that the ratio for fully trained staff is 1 staff member for every 6 donors or 2 staff members for every 12 donors and if the staff is in training the ratio is is 1 trainee for every 4 donors. Well the issue is, in the past year or so, my managers have started to give trained staff 9 donors per 1 trained staff and there is even an area that seats 15 donors but my managers are only

requiring 2 trained staff members to run that section. When previously asked about clarification on the ratio, management stated it refers to the ratio of trained staff members

Asked on April 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Your employer's standard operating procedures or SOP is *it's* SOP: that is, it is the SOP it (either at the local or the corporate) level chooses to apply, and is not mandated by law. Sincei it is not mandated by law, the law does not enforce it: if a company or entity chooses to violate it's own voluntarily adopted SOP, it may do so, and you cannot force them to comply with it.

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