What are my rights regarding disciplinary action?

I have been employed for 4 years at the same company in the same position. I have never been written up or faced any disciplinary action. My current manager, who was just assigned to me, is trying to make me sign a personal improvement plan. However, the violations they claim are mine were committed by someone else. And when I told them that and I have facts about them, they said,

Asked on May 30, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement or is some way constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit. If you do not comply with your employer's request to sign this document, you can be fired. In fact, you can be discharged for this reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement or is some way constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the worklace much as it sees fit. If you do not comply with your employer's request to sign this document, you can be fired. In fact, you can be discharged for this reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. 


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