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Justified Excuses not to Obey a Reasonable Order

There are only two justifiable excuses for refusing to obey an order:

In either case the employee must show that the belief is reasonable and that time does not exist to get management to correct the situation. It is managment's duty to correct or attempt to correct unsafe or illegal conditions.


Page updated: 23 July 2002
Contact: • 812-855-2172

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
This institution is also a provider of ADA services.