Alan J. Shapiro

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Postal Employee Injury Compensation

Postal Employees: When the Postal Inspector Comes Calling


You, as an employee, do have legal rights when the postal inspectors contact you. Please note the following.

  1. The Weingarter Act gives you the right to union representation. You should always request this.

  2. OIG-The Postal Inspectors must give you one of two warnings before questioning you.

  3. A: "Garrity" Warning-This warning waives the government's right to discipline an employee for remaining silent, but preserve the right to use any statement the employee voluntarily make against him or her in both administrative and criminal proceedings.

  4. B: "Kalkine" Warning-This warning notifies the employee that he or she is going to be asked a number of questions concerning the performance of duties as an employee of the Postal Service. This warning waives the government's right to use voluntary statements in a criminal prosecution, but preservers its right to discipline an employee for refusing to cooperate in the investigation.

  5. Contact an attorney who is experienced in Federal Criminal Law. If you need a referral, please feel free to call me.

  6. Always tell the truth.

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