False Accusation

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a bad boss demanding the sign a false statement.

A principal (who in retaliation for being found out hiding the fact that a teenager possessed alcohol on school campus and failed to act until 1 week later) screamed at the teachers demanding them to sign a false statement implicating them in trying to close a school.

Signed, Sign Or Else

Dear Sign Or Else:

So were you pressured to sign? If so, did you? From what you say, the behavior of the principal was unprincipled. And those pressured to sign had to make a decision to examine the facts and then determine whether to bow to authority or to refuse. Hopefully those who resisted, should the principal punish them, will ban together and take this matter to higher authority; a superintendent and/school board.

The recent case at Penn State University of withholding reporting child abuse should alert all of us that integrity should over-ride institutional protection. Working together with hands, head and heart takes and makes big WEGOS, and that takes courage to do what is right.

William Gorden