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A neighbor called my place of employment and said that I sell drugs. So other employees knew that this call was received at work but I did not. A few days later I got sent home from work due to suscipion of being
Asked on April 30, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
There is no right to privacy in a situation such as this; your employer could discuss this phone call with whomever it pleased. Additionally, your employer need not have discussed the call with you unless your treatment breached the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. Further, the fact is that most employment is "at will", so a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit(absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes who to suspend and why. In fact, a worker can be suspended, fired or otherwise disciplined for any reason or no reason at all.
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