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How can an employer write you up for a policy you didn't know existed?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Indiana. -- I live in an employ at will state. They can fire me for taking a day off.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time - Union I teach

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't think so.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: John, Employment Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Because you are in a union, the premise of just cause employment is relevant. Just cause employment means that the employer cannot discipline or discharge you unfairly. This comes in is if you had no idea the policy, then it would not be just cause to discipline you for a policy you did not know existed. Your remedy in such an instance would be to file a grievance with the union and follow it through through the mandatory dispute resolution process contained in the contract; up to and including arbitration of the matter.

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