I recently started a new job in HR, which I was excited about but recently my excitement faded away when my boss expressed “we” can forge a terminated employee signature if his or her file is pulled for audit and missing signatures. I’m not comfortable at all with that and refrained from answering by saying oh then walking away as fast as possible. I don’t know what to do because I can’t afford to lose a job but I know the environment will changed and become difficult because I refuse to conform to her ways. What is the best way to handle this situation?
You did the right thing in refusing to forge the signature of the former employee. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for refusing to engage in illegal conduct. Retaliation can include termination, demotion, reduction in pay or hours, or other things that might dissuade an employee from reporting or objecting to unlawful acts. If you are retaliated against, I recommend that you contact an experienced local employment attorney to discuss your situation.
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