Do I have to sign a thank you card at work?

Our ‘board’ at work, approved a new improved time off policy. Our operations manager placed a thank you card for staff to sign to thank the board for the benefit, in the common area. I chose not to sign it, I am being threatened that if I do not sign it, there will be a possible reprimand.

Asked on October 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unles you have a written employment contract or union agreement, you are an "at will" worker. This means that your employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, you can be terminated, suspended, demoted, or otherwise disciplined for any reason or no reason at all. 

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