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Faculty Rights Tip: Campus Investigations and Weingarten Rights

Have you ever been called in to a meeting with a campus administrator and, once in that meeting, realized that they were conducting an investigation about your alleged conduct or asking questions that could result in your being disciplined?

When this happens, your “Weingarten Rights” kick in as a matter of due process. You are entitled to union representation (from CFA staff or a member/colleague) in an investigatory meeting that could result in discipline for you, and you are entitled to schedule the meeting at a time that works for both you and your advocate. 

You invoke your “Weingarten Rights” immediately by saying:

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I request that my CFA representative or an advocate of my choosing be present at the meeting.”

Make sure you get in touch with your local CFA chapter right away to arrange for advocacy and help if you are the subject of an investigation for misconduct at work.

Want to learn more? Become active with your local CFA chapter faculty rights team. Find you representatives here.

Browse the faculty contract.  See previous Faculty Rights Tips on a range of topics in our contract

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