I was accused by my boss of email doctoring.

My boss accused me of email doctoring on Friday. I’m planning on calling company hotline to request an investigation. I didn’t know what email doctoring meant. I’m 100% certain that I was wrongly accused. He also accused me of disclosing confidential information in my last performance review, however he had to retract his statement because it was not true. Do you think I need an attorney to see my case before I do formal report to my employer. I already reported previous issues to HR but nothing changed.

Asked on September 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, there may be nothing that you or an attorney can do. That is unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that gives you protection under the circumstances. Basically, in an "at will" work relationship, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.