Columbia, MO asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Missouri

Q: I am a city employee. A citizen is making accusations against me.

The citizen said that she has pictures of me coming home during the day. I do at lunch but that is all. The mayor is unable to produce the pictures

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: First, review your work schedule and ensure that your actions are in line with your employment policies. If you have a designated lunch break, using it appropriately is important.

Document your daily activities, including your lunch breaks and any work-related trips. This documentation can serve as evidence to support your adherence to your work schedule. Communicate with your immediate supervisor or manager about the accusations and provide them with your documented activities. They may be able to address the issue internally.

Respect privacy laws and be aware of your rights. If the citizen claims to have pictures of you, ensure that your privacy is protected, and consult with legal counsel if necessary.

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