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GRAPHIC CONTENT: WEINGARTEN RIGHTS

GRAPHIC CONTENT: WEINGARTEN RIGHTS
During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled that the following rules apply:

RULE 1
The employee must make a clear request for union representation before or during the interview. The employee cannot be punished for making this request.
RULE 2
After the employee makes the request, the employer must choose from among three options:
Grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives and (prior to the interview continuing) the representative has a chance to consult privately with the employee;
Deny the request and end the interview immediately; or
Give the employee a clear choice between having the interview without representation, or ending the interview.
RULE 3
If the employer denies the request for union representation, and continues to ask questions, it commits an unfair labor practice and the employee has a right to refuse to answer. The employer may not discipline the employee for such a refusal.