By Debra Roth
October 9th, 2012 | Uncategorized
Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Is it true that federal agencies give 15-minute grace periods to employees? Also, is it considered harassment or an unlawful employment practice to have the Administrator Office (not my supervisor) harass me about my leave and alter my time and attendance records without my permission or knowledge of the situation without proof other than word of mouth or her own observations?
With respect to your first question, there is no rule on grace periods. They are discretionary, but all employees should be treated the same. Your second question is more difficult. If you have evidence that your time is incorrectly credited, you should elevate your concerns (and evidence) to a higher authority.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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