Q: My employer created an anonymous suggestion box on our intranet. Are they held to that anonymity legally?
A: You're right to not trust it. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
A: No. Not really. The reason for such a box is for employee suggestions, not employee complaints. If you have a complaint that you want to make, do so directly to your supervisor or the HR department. Suggestions will be shared with people within the company to determine the viability and efficacy of the suggestion. Do not assume it will be confidential within the company.
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