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Can an employer force you to sign documentation about events

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Can an employer force you to sign documentation about events that you were not present to witness? My manager has threatened me stating it's part of my job even if I didn't work the same day the event happened
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No, an employer may not force you to sign something you do not want to. However, unless this involves the manager suborning you to commit a crime, such as perjury, it could give rise to claim for wrongful discharge if you were terminated for refusing to sign.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
legally I can not Be written up or reprimanded for this?

Thank you for following up with me.

If they try you should dispute it in writing and demand that your account be included in your file.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you, ***** ***** last thing. Would I be better off reporting this to HR in order to protect myself or can that put me at risk of termination or discrimination?
Would hold off on reporting it unless some sort of adverse action is taken against you by the manager.
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