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Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about write-up for statement about a coworker made outside of work:

Can I be written up and/or reprimanded for something I said to a co-worker, about another co-worker, outside of work and after working hours???

Signed, Off Site, But Not Out of Sight

Dear Off Site, But Not Out of Sight:

Each workplace has its own rules and Federal and State Labor Laws generally don’t govern how they are administered. The exception to that would be if what was said discriminates a particular group or class pertaining to race, national origin, sexual preference, disability, and medical information. Probably your workplace is within its right to write you up for what you said about a coworker after working hours. (See Find Employee Rights & Labor Law Expert Lawyers Free at FindLaw)

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