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WEINGARTEN RIGHTS
 


Under federal and state labor laws, employees have the following rights during investigatory interviews:

The employee can request union representation when the interview begins or at any time during the         interview.  The employee can specify any available steward or union officer.

Upon receiving a "Weingarten request", the investigator must choose one of three responses:
       ▪ Halt questioning until the representative arrives
       ▪ End the interview without asking questions
       ▪ Offer the employee a choice of continuing the interview
          without representation or ending the interview

If the investigator denies or ignores the request for representation and continues to ask questions without the employee's assent, the employee can refuse to answer.
 

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