a) Question: What are my rights when summoned by an administrator to an investigatory meeting that I believe might possibly result in disciplinary action?
Advice: If you are summoned by an administrator to an investigatory meeting that you believe might possibly result in disciplinary action against you, you have a legal right to union representation [Weingarten Rights]. It is important to remember that you must make the request for representation. The employer is not required to inform you about your right to have someone with you at the meeting unless your collective bargaining agreement has a provision that requires employer to notify you of your right to have representation.
Use the Weingarten Statement below to invoke you right to union representation.
“If this discussion could lead in any way to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that a union representative be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.”
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