I am under investigation by my employer and have been instructed to keep it confidential. Is that legal?Return to FAQ Videos
There are certain rights that employees have in the workplace to speak amongst themselves as co-workers regarding the terms and conditions of their employment. Therefore, if there are investigations that are ongoing in the workplace, you may very well have a right as an employee to discuss that investigation with your co-workers. An employer giving you the instruction to not discuss that investigation amongst your co-workers may be a violation of the National Labor Relations Act.
Similarly, if you are disciplined as a result of that discussion that you might have with your employees and your co-workers, you may also have rights under the act, and it’s a good idea to seek consultation with an employment lawyer so that you can understand what those are.