Demotion and possible term over signature

I have been warned that I will be
written up and demoted or termed by the
way I sign office documents, I have
been with this employer for over three
years and there has never been a
problem until now with my signature is
this something they can do

Asked on March 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

While this seems rather unusual, it is legal. That is unless this action would violate the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. The fact is that most employment is "at will", which means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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