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Please let me know what state you are in and some information about the nature of the incident.
I see. The employer has the right to draft and enforce company policies and procedures and enforce them, as long as it is not done in a discriminatory or retaliatory way. So, your employers motives for doing this may be important.
If the employer previously did not know and had to reason to know of the incident, they can write it up when it comes to their attention. However, you don't have to agree with it if they ask you to sign something. If you are concerned for your job, you may want to seek out an employment law attorney in your area to communicate with your employer.
Please let me know if you need further information.
No, it is not fair and raises the issue of potential discrimination or retaliation for something legal that you did; ie, asserted your rights or reported the employer. It could also signal that the company is looking for reasons to terminate your employment.
If I were in your shoes, I would seek out a local attorney to assist you in this matter so the employer knows that your legal rights are going to be fully protected.