Employee Intimidation Started by Curious_420 , May 29 2013 04:05 PM Please log in to reply 7 replies to this topic 3 posts Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:05 PM I work for a small pain specialty practice in Ohio. My boss came to me a few weeks ago and asked me to sign a document saying that I would no longer get any vacation time starting Feb. 1st (he talked to me in April). He explained to me that I will get my accumulated vacation time that I had already earned, however, starting Feb. 1st he will be using our vacation time as an incentive. He proceeded to ask me to sign the paper. I asked him what would happen if I didn't sign the paper and he told me that I would be terminated. I understand that Ohio is an at will state, however, is this employee intimidation? What can I do about this?
On anther topic also dealing with this office. I asked my boss for a copy of our office/company policy and I was told that I can not have a copy of it. With all jobs that I have had I have received an office/company policy booklet or documentation of some kind. Is he allowed to deny me a copy of the office/company policy? 41,598 posts Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:59 PM I don't understand your request for an explanation. You first asked whether employers are required to provide employees with copies of "office/company polic[ies]." I answered no. In no state does such a requirement exist (although, it would obviously be pretty dumb to expect employees to adhere to policies if the employer doesn't provide some mechanism by which employees can ascertain what those policies are, but just because something is dumb doesn't make it unlawful).
You then asked whether an employer can deny an employee a copy of "office/company policy." I answered yes, that can be done.
57,318 posts Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:46 PM I presume that you know that written "policies" exist; it may be simply guidelines that the employer has written down.
"With all jobs that I have had I have received an office/company policy booklet or documentation of some kind." But that doesn't mean he has to have any, or share them.
"Is he allowed to deny me a copy of the office/company policy?" There won't be a law against it, no. What information the employer is required to broadcast is a matter of state and federal law (for instance, ADA or minimum wage posters should the laws apply to his size business, etc.). You can visit the Ohio dept. of labor site to read up on general FAQs. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/225945-employee-intimidation/