I have been placed on an employee improvement plan in an at-will state. What are my rights in this situation?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Iowa
I am trying to meet the criteria/goals set forth in the plan but having problems.
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Unfortunately, in the absence of a contract or union collective bargaining agreement, the rights of an employee are limited in the workplace. An employee who employee's someone At Will has the right to change the terms and conditions of the workplace, including imposing an improvement plan or disciplining the employee as they see fit.
The employee does have the right not to be treated differently because of their race, religion, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Other than that, the employee has very few rights, and may be disciplined at-will by the employer.
I wish I had better news for you but, unfortunately, Employment Law very much favors the employer in most of the United States.
If you do suspect discriminatory treatment based on one of the above categories, you have the right to file a charge discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at:
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