Falsely Accused by HR

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about false accusations.

What happens when a totally false accusation is put upon you by HR and they will not budge? You comply w/the penalty but then another is brought. It is getting to be slander I believe. These are fireable offenses and this is a state office.

Signed, Need Help

Dear Need Help:

If you are being charged with rules or policy violations and being penalized. Most likely HR is simply putting together the disciplinary packages. It is your supervisor and manager who are submitting the investigation and requests for discipline. Since we don’t know what the charges are, it’s hard to know what would be the best thing for you to do, but obviously something has to change or you may lose your job there.It is doubtful that employment issues would be considered slander under the law. But, if you feel that you are deliberately being lied about to cause you to lose your job, you may want to get an attorney to help you find a solution.

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