hi yes i had a quick question - I have 23 amazing 5 star annual evaluations at my job. (23 out of 23; 1-5 star rating, 5 is the highest). This is with the span of 4 different supervisors mind you, so not just one perspective. So when I went into my annual review. I wasn't worried. Nothing had changed, if anything I did more. To my surprise the new HR director forced my supervisor to write that I had complaints against my character. That I was intimidating. Now. usually the way it goes is the number one thing on what I do the best is teamwork, relationships and being approachable to all. In reality people come to me because they feel comfortable doing so and I have been here for awhile. I'm confused. hurt. blindsided. and I'm trying to make sense of it all. I asked for a sit down meeting a week later with the HR director, Managing Director and my supervisor, I selected them becuase I believe in learning and facing any issue. Well. they weren't able to tell me anything. My supervisor didn't know anything first hand and specifically said so, even though she was forced to put it in writing in my annual review as it happened. all they were able to tell me is that someone said it, it had to do with my tone and body language and that it happened sometime in the last 6 months... and the HR director specifically told me "i don't expect you to beleive it even if i could tell you the details". I remained calm through the entire meeting and I believe made my point and got it across as professionally as possible. My concern si that they put it in writing without me having a say about it. I work at-will. so they do have the right to terminate at will
. But 23 years with a company to see this just doesn't make sense to me. If I speak up, can I be retaliated against? How do I protect myself but also still defend myself? they have offered to let me add a letter of my own to my file, but I'm afraid to do something that will backfire.
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: i would also like to mention that getting a 5 star is not at all common, so it's a big deal that my background shows this. i just feel so defeated and now that i don' t know who it was i feel uncomfortable at the office and don't want to talk at all. Utah one of the harder states - it's more employer rights
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: full time, at will
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: im just re-reading what i wrote to check if i missed anything, bare with me pelase