Write-ups Over 3 Months Old

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about Write-Ups: Can a new boss write up employee for absences that are three months old?

If a new boss takes over and see’s that a write up was not given for an absence, that occurred 3 months past. Can he still do this?

Signed,

Write Up Right?

Answer:

Dear Write Up Right?:

To the best of my knowledge there are no laws governing write ups. They are a form of discipline in many workplaces. Can your new boss write you up for an absence three months ago? If he has, apparently, he can. Possibly he learned of this from your previous boss. Also perhaps he wants to warn you that being absent without a valid excuse should that occur again can be cause for firing.

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My Mom’s New Woman Manager

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a new woman manager: How might she adapt to this woman with a different style than she is used to?

My Mother works at large financial company and is having a hard time with communication between her new manager and the entire department. She works in a small department of benefits, where she leads a team of six other people. They handle a lot of paperwork of people retiring and awaiting benefits. They also handle a lot of research for their clients to monitor and make sure that their checks are being handled correctly.

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