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Is my employer, AT&T Inc/CA, legally required to notify me

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Is my employer, AT&T Inc/CA, legally required to notify me in writing that they are putting me on a company initiated leave of absence?
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No, unfortunately, there is no such requirement, UNLESS it comes from your collective bargaining agreement or a memorandum of understanding.

For employees whose union doesn't provide this requirement and at-will employees, a company can initiate a leave of absence without any prior notice.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you...but if notifying an employee by certified mail is the standard & usual process the company uses, doesn't that set any precedent?

Hello Margie,

IT's possible that that would be considered to set a precedent (especially if you received such notice in the past), but if that requirement isn't in the CBA or other documentation, it'll be a hard one to prove.

This isn't like a court case, where it's necessary for you to be served or informed of some decision in advance, and it can be overturned on that basis alone.

It's definitely worth filing a grievance but, as I mentioned, it's not likely that you'd get the leave of absence overturned on this basis alone.

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