Signing Under Duress

I am a member of a union. The company, which I work for has been forcing us to sign off on their new policies. and procedures. We've been told to write: "My signature denotes receipt and all right reserved only:" above our names, which the company accepts.

In one instances when an employee refused to sign their name, the employee was suspended from the job until they complied.

As far as criminal charges being filed, what can be done legally to anybody forcing somebody to sign their name under duress? Can criminal charges be filed? Isn't the act of forcing somebody to sign their name against under the threat of being suspended or terminated from a job criminal harassment?

1 answer  |  asked May 5, 2011 5:35 PM [EST]  |  applies to New Jersey

Answers (1)

Doris Dabrowski
Employees represented by a union should grieve suspensions or terminations from employment. Concerns about working conditions should be discussed with the union.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  May 6, 2011 07:29 AM [EST]

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