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my employer put me on leave of absence per code 19574.5 for 15 days until they decide if adverse action is taken. the reason is they smelled alcohol which i had consumed the previous night and was in my system and enough did not pass for it to go away. I was sent home and letter was sent to me stay home until they decide, my feeling is they will terminate. I do not want any charges filed and can resign without any hassle. They have been after me for a while as i have complained for discrimination and harrasment on diff. issue relating to work.
Thank you for your follow-up, Deep.Now I understand, you wish to know what an 'adverse action' may mean in this context. There are a few potential options. I will list most of them, but I cannot predict which your employer would reasonably pursue. Termination is indeed one of those adverse options and the most final. Others may include suspension for a specific period of time, loss of position or seniority, an outright demotion either based on position or wages, or both, a formal letter placed in your file discussing misconduct (which can possibly affect future promotions or business opportunities), a transfer to a new location or new position, a request for specific treatment, such as having you enter a 12 step program or Alcoholics Anonymous, a formal reprimand, or loss of privileges. Typically a letter is most common, with many agencies electing to demand treatment or detoxification prior to pursuing termination.Hope that helps.
so i should wait to hear from them instead of calling the the contact person
Thank you for your follow-up, Deep.That is likely wise. There is no need to demand a fast response here, it may be wiser to let it go and see if they themselves will decide upon a more lenient option, or will agree to provide you with specific options once they decide upon an adverse action toward you.Good luck.
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