Should I worry about a phone call from HR after I complained?

I cited a grievance against a prospective employer (temp to perm situation). I received a phone call from headquarters HR that I'll be asked to meet with company executives and attorney in the near future. What can I gather from this?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Neil Klingshirn
The employer may be investigating your complaint.

You haven't given enough facts in order to make any guess as to why they are meeting with you. If you made an allegation of illegal activity then they may be responding by meeting with you to investigate. There could be any number of reasons why they want to meet with you; at least they responded to your grievance. Do not assume retaliation.

Do not attempt to secretly tape the meeting - it is illegal to do so in Florida. You may ask them if you can also have an attorney at the meeting. They probably will refuse. If you work for a private employer. there is no law requiring them to allow you to bring an attorney to the meeting. You may be entitled to bring a representative with you if you ask. Immediately after the meeting, write down in specific detail everything everyone said for future reference.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Nov 28, 2000 1:12 PM [EST]

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