Can an employee be written up for not responding to an email?

We have meetings on Thursdays that they require everyone to be there, no exceptions. They sent out an email on Wednesday reminding people about the meeting and asked for a response to say if you would be there or not. They proceeded to send 2 more emails about

the meeting. The third one stated that if we do not respond that we will get written up. I did not check my email until the following Saturday. I did attend said meeting though.

Asked on April 9, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In an "at will" employment setting, a company can set up the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes who to write and why. Therefore, unless this action violates company policy or the terms of any applicable employment contract or union agreement it is legal. Additionally, your treatment must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination (which it does not appear to).

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