My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California.
Does the employer decide what documents they want to send?
I compared my personnel file that workers comp carrier sent and my personnel file and they are very different. The file I requested from the employer doesn’t have much information. There’s just the notice to change relationship that says I’ve been discharged from my position.
There nothing about why I was terminated. There was a page saying I agree and was a handbook but it was just a few pages about computer use, dress code and employment agreements. There is no training material.
The file from workers compensation includes dates of misconduct. There was a page with different page numbering that can be argued regarding the failure to follow procedure.
Why are they different? I was terminated and never had a chance to pick up my personal belongings which included my original handbook.
They left out promotions, internal applications, awards and certificates. There were no training, orientation, disciplinary actions.
It seems like 8-9 years of work just vanished.