Do I have to provide a written statement to my manager about event that someone claimed they witnessed me doing which was false?

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Do I have to provide a written statement to my manager about event that someone claimed they witnessed me doing which was false?

A colleague claimed they witnessed me doing something against company policy but I did not nor is there facts to support claims. My colleagues have been bullies and supervisors have indirectly used employees to harass me and if I even make a statement of what happened I’m sure they’ll find a way to manipulate the facts.

Asked on December 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Is your treatment due to some form of legally actionable discrimination? In other words, it is due to your race, religion, gender, nationality, age (over 40) or nationality? If not, then it is unfortunately legal. Further, unless there is an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, you can be made to provide the written statement that has been asked for. 


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