What to do about a suspension if I was following orders?

I work for a major company. I was given driving/sales route that would put me over the 60 hour rule for driver’s status. I asked and was OK’d to drive. However, later I was suspended by the company for breaking the rule. What is my recourse? Who do I talk to?

Asked on January 8, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about concerning a matter that I deem an internal employment issue, you need to have a face to face meeting with the human resources department at work and your immediate supervisor who gave you the approval to drive leading to your suspension to iron things out and to document the matter.

If matters are not resolved to your satisfaction, then I suggest that you consult with a labor law attorney and/or a representative with your local department of labor about the matter.


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