EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; INTERFERENCE WITH RIGHT TO SELF OR UNION REPRESENTATION; WEINGARTEN RIGHTS – Investigatory Interviews
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408.03000 – Investigatory Interviews
During telephone conversation about employee’s behavior, employee’s assertion that he would not answer any questions without a representative, coupled with his attempt to obtain additional information, was sufficiently clear to establish that an investigatory meeting occurred that employee reasonably believed might result in disciplinary action, and employee communicated a request for representation. Employer did not unlawfully deny representation, where, after asking three times if the employee had any information to provide, it ceased questioning and terminated the interview.