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If a workplace has a "no solicitation" policy, but the manager consistently "makes exceptions" for charitable organizations she aligns herself with, and little kids come up to employees at their desks and ask them for money, is there anything an employee can do legally (aside from request the manager stop)?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • shame on you ....she just trying to sure have a big tongue


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Seriously? Wow.

    Answer by feesharose at 9:09 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Well, the OP shouldn't be confronted with that at work. She's there to work, not give to charities or turn kids away. She can give to charities on her own time, in private. IDK of any laws, but I'd talk to your boss. If that doesn't work, request she tells solicitors not to go to your office.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Honestly, I don't think it is right for a manager to be allowing people to come in to hit up employees (and put you on the spot) at your desk. If she wants to offer support to charities, that is great, but she should put sheets or collection envelopes or whatever in the break room or mail room, so people who want to help can, and people won't be cornered at their desk and made to feel like a jerk if they can't or don't want to donate to whatever cause. That is inappropriate for the work place IMO.
    You could speak to a higher up person or HR manager about it to see if there is anything that can be done, or some kind of compromise to be made so that employees are not made to feel uncomfortable.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • This is definitely an HR issue.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:33 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Easy you can say no and not be a total troll. Problem solved.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Jul. 15, 2009

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