Allegations must be written in clear, exact language that is explicit and descriptive in order for factual findings to be established. Accusations must specify the alleged conduct, but too often they are imprecise, emotive, confusing, and insufficiently specificated. For example, an allegation such as "John did not perform his duties" is too broad to be useful; while "John failed to perform his duties" is better because it specifies what duties were not performed.
An allegation should be specific enough to provide a reasonable basis for preparation of a defense by the person charged, but not so specific as to prejudice any subsequent action taken by the organization based on the allegation. For example, if a manager is charged with misconduct by his employer, then the allegation should identify the misconduct sufficiently to provide notice of what is expected of him, but also should be general enough to cover many different instances of misbehavior.
A good accusation contains as much information about the alleged misconduct as possible. For example, if an employee believes that he has been discriminated against at work, he should describe the discriminatory behavior he believes he suffered and explain why he thinks this behavior was unlawful under federal law. This information can help the company determine whether there is evidence of discrimination and, if there is, what actions need to be taken.
Keep it brief. In one or two words, respond to the charges in the complaint. Remember that the remarks you make in your response might be used against you. Your answer to the claims in the complaint may concede part of the statement and dispute part of it in the specified paragraph. Alternatively, you can file a reply to the complaint.
If you deny any allegations in the complaint, include specific reasons for denying them. For example, if the plaintiff alleges that you failed to pay him for work done, you should say so and offer a reason why this is not true. The more detailed your denial, the better prepared your attorney will be in arguing against liability at trial.
Do not discuss the case with anyone involved in it until you have talked with your lawyer.
In conclusion, respond to the complaint by writing a letter that gives your side of the story. Explain how you feel about the allegations and what you are doing to rectify the situation if necessary. Follow up with a phone call to make sure that everything is okay and to give yourself time to think about your response.
The act of making a claim 2: a favorable claim, especially one of wrongdoing Some of his former coworkers have leveled serious claims against him. A statement made by a party to a legal action outlining what the party intends to show. If I sue you, you can file a counterclaim.
He is accused of sexual harassment while he was employed at IBM. Women have come forward and claimed that they were harassed by him. Some of the accusations include repeated requests for dates, lewd comments, and unwanted touching. He has denied all charges.
There has been no official statement from IBM regarding the lawsuit, but we can assume that they do not agree with any of the allegations. Harassment in the workplace is not acceptable behavior and anyone guilty of this will be held responsible. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including but not limited to: inappropriate comments or jokes, showing a lack of respect for others, sexually explicit photographs, and physical contact of any kind. No employee should ever feel uncomfortable in the workplace due to sexual harassment. If you are being harassed at work, tell someone you trust such as your manager or another coworker. They will help you find a safe solution.
In conclusion, sexual harassment is an issue that needs to be dealt with seriously by employers.
The act of accusing something 2: a positive assertion, particularly of wrongdoing Some of his former coworkers have leveled serious claims against him.
The words "allegation" and "alleged" are used to describe the same thing: a claim or charge made by someone against another. Allegations can be made about anything that is wrong or illegal. It is also possible to make allegations about yourself.
Allegations are usually written with the word "alleged" followed by the person making the allegation and then the offense claimed to have been committed. For example, "John alleged cheating on the exam." Or, "John alleged that Tom stole his idea."
The word "allegation" may also be used when you are answering questions in an interview. For example, if asked why he left his job, you could say, "I was accused of stealing money from the company." Here, "stealing" is the alleged offense.
When you read about current events in the news, they often include allegations made by one side against the other. For example, both the FBI and the CIA have issued statements alleging that Osama Bin Laden is responsible for the attacks on September 11th.
How to Respond to Allegations in a Letter