because of absence for pumping without specially informing my boss, I got a writeup email from the HR/office mgr who is the boss's wife. (I am working for a mom and pop office and the wife hates me, well....)
Q: is it right for a HR/office mgr send a writeup? I thought even they want to write up me, the letter should come from my supervisor and HR only file the documents.
thank you for eliminating my headache.
Below is what she wrote:
"This is first written notice for your failure of reporting missing hours from work, please keep in mind that after this notice,
further disciplinary action will take place and may lead to termination of your job.“
Answer by spottedpony at 2:40 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:42 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by BrandinaV at 2:57 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 3:45 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Answer by SherriPie at 4:10 PM on Jan. 18, 2011
Look at the Department of Labor's website here about time off for pumping in the workplace. One of the provisions of the new healthcare reform is to require time and space (somewhere that is not a restroom) for nursing mothers to pump breastmilk. This has been in effect since March 23, 2010, so I'm guessing that they're not in compliance with the federal law. There are fact sheets on the website that you can print out to take to them.
Answer by evwsquared at 5:22 PM on Jan. 19, 2011