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This is an unfortunate situation, the actions of the employer are clearly
unprofessional, however it is allowed as the State does not regulate internal company matters,
if they try to terminate you for the conversation, and claim you were fired for misconduct, you can challenge them in Court however,
at this point, it is best to send a letter to the HR stating exactly what happened, and that you never violated and company policy by your actions,
Unless you can claim discrimination,
under the law in CO an employer is allowed to dictate any policy they wish and write up any
employee they wish and for any reason
I have ask for a meeting with HR person that pushed for this - I will take your advice and have a written response before I meet with them. At this point it isn't going to way of termination but they threatened it. I don't feel that I would fit into any discrimination class that would help. Do I do the right thing by refusing to sign this written document they dropped in front of me (the one I felt was misrepresenting)?
In practical terms it would be better to sign the letter, if it secures your job,
it would not hurt you in any legal way, as you would claim you were coerced into signing it as they threatened your job
Ok, thank you
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