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    I was given a suspension at work for 3 days. When my boss came in my office to give me a suspension she made some comment about "you don't have the right to do that". I had no idea what she was speaking about.
    Anyway, I was very upset about the whole ordeal.
    While serving my suspension I received a phone call from a fellow co-worker that called to see how I was doing. I had not told anyone I worked with what had occurred. The girl that called serves as charge nurse at times. Yet, I was upset that this whole situation was discussed with another person. It was not necessary. Though this is not the point.
    I scheduled an appointment with the head of HR the next week to discuss the suspension. In having the conversation and discussing what had occurred the HR person told me what I had been suspended for. What I had been suspended for did not occur. She made the comment that possibly this needed to be looked at again and that she would get a copy of the suspension, which she had not as yet received, and set up a meeting with my boss and myself. I did not hear from her. On Friday of last week I left a message on her phone asking if she had received the paperwork and was wanting to get together with she and my boss. I did not hear from her on Friday. She might have been off. Today, Monday, I saw her in the cafeteria. She has not returned my phone call. Also, when I received my suspension notice when I returned to work and read it, it was different than what the HR person was told I was suspended for. She and the Director of Nursing told my boss to suspend me as they were told I had refused to see a patient. This did not happen. I did not refuse to see anyone. When I signed the suspension I wrote a note disputing what was written and told my side of the story on the paper.
    My question is, What recourse do I have to correct this situation? Is this something that I could pursue legally for not addressing what was wrongfully written and the suspension that occurred. My reputation, I feel has been tarnished. And I feel as I have been wronged.
    Last edited by katrinak; 05-11-2009, 09:30 PM.

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    I see nothing illegal here. You can be suspended for something that didn't happen/occur. You just can't be suspended/discriminated against due to a reason prohibited by law (ie age, religion, race) or unless you have a binding employment contract or CBA to the contrary.

    You gave a written statement as to your side of the story. That's about all you can do.

    Are you a nurse - are you in a union?
    Last edited by Betty3; 05-11-2009, 09:52 PM.
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    • #3
      Berry3

      Yes, I am a nurse. And we don't have a union where I am employed.
      The part that hurt was that I had 3 days where I did not receive pay. The maddening part is that my side of the story wasn't discussed until I met with HR and "was told" we needed to look at this again as we might have made a mistake. As stated, I have not heard from HR.
      Thanks for your response.
      katrinak

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      • #4
        This may have been an unfair suspension but not illegal.

        Maybe you will still hear something from HR.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          Betty3

          Hopefully, I will.
          Thanks for the advice.
          KatrinaK

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          • #6
            You're welcome.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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