Employees are more likely to sign disciplinary notices that state directly above the signature line that they cannot agree with the warning, and by signing, they are only confirming that they have received and verified the documents, said Kristin Gray, an attorney at FordHarrison in Spartanburg, S.C. Despite an employer`s efforts, an employee will still not sign. What does hr do then? You don`t want to look like you`ve written down the employee and put the documentation in a personal folder, without being seen. I challenge the second paragraph which states that I am not a team player. Here you will find four positive peer reviews and two Corporate Teamwork Awards. In that context, is the worker`s signature on the letter extending the probation period sufficient to characterise his explicit consent to such an extension? Instead of insisting on a signature, HR professionals should encourage the employee to file a written rebuttal, Shea said. Please attach the rebuttal to the disciplinary form. Danaher recommended separating the signature box from the main part of the disciplinary report. She said the signature field should be: “My signature here only indicates that I had the opportunity to read this report. It does NOT display my agreement with the content” and must have a signature line underneath. If a comment box is available, add another signature line to it. What should you do if your boss asks you to sign a report and you disagree or plan to challenge it? Ask for time to write a rebuttal or sign the document with a note that you have received and verified the letter, while noticing that your signature does not indicate its consent to its contents.
Home > Europe > France > A signature doesn`t (always) mean acceptance While some might fire an employee because they didn`t sign as insubordination, Patricia Wise, an attorney at Spengler Nathanson in Toledo, Ohio, said an employer shouldn`t insist that the employee sign a disciplinary notice. To request a signature on a disciplinary notice, it is not like distributing a personnel manual or making available a restrictive agreement that must be signed without exception, she said. . . .