The Right to Representation – “Weingarten Rights”
If you are ever called into an interview meeting with your supervisor or manager so they can investigate a situation which might result indiscipline, you have specific representational rights.
“Weingarten Rights” Spanish
A U.S. Supreme Court decision somewhat similar to Weingarten occurred in 1985, with the case of Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill. This decision established what have come to be called “Loudermill Rights” for public employees. Loudermill Rights apply to incidents of involuntary termination.
In the case of Garrity v. New Jersey, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that public employees could not be forced, under clear threat of discipline, to violate the principles of compulsory self-incrimination.
You also have specific rights if your union negotiated a contract for your chapter. Your contract will spell out the terms of the grievance procedure your union has negotiated. Contact your Steward for more information if you have any concern or issue at work .
NLRB Jurisdiction and the Posting of Employee Rights
The new requirement to post a Notice of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act applies to all employers under the Board’s jurisdiction, except for the U.S. Postal Service.