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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Maine on
Q: How can I have my boss remove a formal reprimand in my file, placed there while I was on medical leave of absence?

I went on medical leave due to complications related to my father's death on September 22, 2022. I had experienced a lot of stress due to his untimely death and the fact that he was scammed out of his life savings in the months prior to his death. On September 20, I had a meeting with two... View More

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 25, 2023

Unfortunately, employers have a lot of latitude regarding employee discipline and when and how write-ups are received and stored. There are no laws that would require your employer to remove a write-up from your file, even if the write-up is factually incorrect or inaccurate.

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Q: Can a manager legally hold a berevment leave against a co worker?

So my wife is a supervisior for a department at a hospital. So, in March she went out on leave because her dad was dying and returned back in late July. While she was out, her boss allowed the workers to pretty much do whatever they wanted and didnt hold them accountable for anything. Now that my... View More

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Aug 14, 2020

There isn't really anything to be done in this situation from a legal standpoint. It is unfortunate that your wife is being placed in a difficult situation and is without assistance from her manager but I don't see anything unlawful here based on the facts presented. Was your wife taking... View More

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