How long does your boss have to sort out a complaint if an investigation is not needed?

If another co-worker launched a complain about you in several matters, how long does your boss have to speak to you about it? The complaint was given to my boss over a week ago and now I’ve heard via the grapevine that there is a complaint against me.

Asked on October 22, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless there exits an employment contract or union agreement that specifically addresses this issue, as an "at will" worker your employer is under no obligation to review this complaint within any specific timeframe. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless there exits an employment contract or union agreement that specifically addresses this issue, as an "at will" worker your employer is under no obligation to review this complaint within any specific timeframe. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). 


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