Norristown, PA asked in Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I be presumed guilty of an anonymous allegation of drinking on the job with no investigation?

I was anonymously accused of drinking at my teaching job. I was forced to leave my room, with all of my belongings. No administrator attempted to speak with me to ascertain if the allegation had any validity. I was then requested (required) to go to an ER to have an alcohol level blood test performed. The result was negative, but I had to insist that the test be performed, because the ER personnel did not want to do it based on an anonymous allegation being requested by my employer.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Sounds like it would violate most union agreements. Contact your union. If you don't have one, contact an attorney who handles employment issues in your area.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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