My concern is not the issue of the overtime, but the manner in which the memo was sent out. Was I entitled to receive a copy of the memo? Should I have been contacted by the department director and advised that I was not a candidate to work overtime in her department before sending out a possibly defamatory message to team leaders? Is it ethical for a department head to send out such a memo without notifying the person in question of its existence? Can a department head secretly (and legally) ask that a possibly damaging memo be destroyed?
Does this in some way violate any parts of the Civil Rights Act or the Fair Labor Standards? I was advised by the coordinator of human resources of my organization to file a grievance--what sections of each of these laws should I research to make my point?
I appreciate any help or direction you can give me. I have until Tuesday, September 22, 2009 to file the grievance.