Q: don’t know where to turn
I am an assistant manager and have had ethics called on me because of a text message taken out of context and the sharing of a meme that someone found inappropriate. The accuser has turned in all proof that they have but the supervisor in charge of investigating the case is on vacation. I have not been interviewed yet but will be when they return. I was unaware of the future proceedings until it was leaked to me recently. Regardless if it is substantiated or not I feel the company is so black and white that I will be immediately terminated as the company is about to go thru a major restructure anyways and will be losing several management positions. Should I just resign so this is not on my record? And if I do, when I apply for another job and they call for a reference do they have the right to bring up this information to the future employer?
A: Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe and unable to opine on your current dilemma. All I can do is advise you never to lie to any employer about anything--because it might haunt you the rest of your life.
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