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I don't have a contract with my employer. I work for a large bank in Southern Ca. They have recently changed many of the positions at the bank and they had informed all employees that everyone would have a job. I was given the action plan on Jan 9th 2013 and the target date for completion or improvement was left blank. Then on March 6 my supervisor came into my office and gave me a written warning at my desk where several employees could hear. As far as my plan, I was out sick under doctor's care for 1 week of Jan and so I really only had 2 full weeks to make the goals. For Feb 2013, I achieved the goals assigned but was still written up. I just want to know if I have any rights to fight this at all? I was told by my boss that we were at an unfair advantage because the new employees hired would have a book of business and we just have our existing clients and have to cold call for business. I feel they want to hire another person who has business to bring instead of keeping the current employees.
Ok so you are telling me that employees have no rights when you are "at will". So the employer can do anything that they want...this just does not seem right at all especially when I did something that they asked me to which was increase my production. Does it matter that the Performance Plan was not date specific even when the HR document clearly says it must be dated?
I was also given an award in Feb for the highest number of cash management sales and the highest number of investment referrals so if I really was a poor performer, why would I be given those awards??
So sorry as I was talking with a co-worker who is in my same position and also on written warning and she had a meeting with our boss today and she is refusing to sign her written. Does is help or hurt not to sign the warning?
Well thanks for the answer. I signed my warning so I guess I am just waiting to see how this plays out. Thanks again!