My manager asked me to work off the clock. Do I have to report him?

Today I was asked to take home a self-evaluation, (without pay) and fill it out for “just 20 minutes”. I politely informed him that I did not want to cause trouble but I did not want to take any work home. I was then told that time would be made for me to do it at work. This was the end of it. Upon relaying this to a couple of my (non-co-worker) friends they told me I was legally required to report him. Is this true? I do not want to.

Posted  06-10-2014

Ann Kiernan replies:

It sounds like you handled this perfectly. Just as we teach in our Respectful Workplace class, you raised your concerns respectfully, and received what you were entitled to. You do not have to take this any further.

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About the Author:

Ann Kiernan has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, representing both employers and employees. Ms. Kiernan co-hosted The Employee Rights Forum, a weekly radio call-in show reaching up to a half-million listeners in the New York metropolitan area, and her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines. Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. She has worked with Fair Measures since 1997.