I was suspended from my job as of yesturday due to allegations that were made against me. However I was not told what all the alligations are. Do i have the right to now them?
State/Country relating to question: Massachusetts
Calling the divsion director of the company due to him saying he was the only one I can contact but he is not getting back to me. I just do not know what my rights are?
Hello and welcome,Are you employed by a public entity or a private company?Are you suspended with or without pay? Have they indicated how long the suspension might be?
It is a non profit organization. I was suspended without pay and they said they would try to get through the matter as quickly s possible but did not give me anytime period.
I see.I realize that this is extremely stressful and I don't want to minimize what you are going through. Unless you have an Employment Contract, the employer would typically have the right to suspend you without pay though and there are no laws requiring that they inform you of the nature of the allegations against you as an employee At Will.Having said that, if you retain a local Employment Law attorney to contact them, they often do become more cooperative with the employee and even treat employees more fairly, even when the law may not require that, since they are usually motivated to avoid litigation. So I would seriously consider retaining an attorney, at least on a limited basis if at all possible, in an attempt to gain more information.Unlike some state, MA law does provide employees with a right to copy and inspect their personnel files. Invoking that right may be a way of obtaining more information about this matter if the employer has placed anything in your personnel file.Here is a link that provides more information on that right:http://www.mbbp.com/resources/employment/personnel-records.htmlI would certainly retain a local attorney if you do not wish to wait for the employer to respond. Or request to inspect your personnel file and see what their response is to you.
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