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Question on law: Nemo debet prodere se ipsum

#1
Hello all,

I've got a general question on the law concerning self-implication. I recently had a questionaire to fill in at work, last question was the do you know of anything etc etc that breaks the code of conduct. To inject a little humour I replied "Nemo debet prodere se ipsum". I wish I hadn't as it created a flurry of emails from yank 'attorneys'. I , of course, played the game and revised my answer to 'no'. Which was an honest and truthful answer.


One email contained the message:

"There is no provision under U.S. or UK law that allows you to invoke the "privilege against self-incrimination" to refuse to answer a request made by your employer. XXXXXXX has a policy entitled "Cooperation with Internal Investigations" that requires you to cooperate. This policy can be found on the XXXXXXX under Ethics and Legal Compliance - Policies. Failure to comply with aXXXXXXXXX policy is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment."

Now I can understand that if an individual doesn't want to co-operate with an internal enquiry then he may be subject to disciplinary action resulting from breach of policies which an employee has agreed to observe, however, I am not sure that the the highlighted section is legally correct.

Could any Lawyers out there advise on the letter of the law?
 
#6
Army lawyers aren't PQOs? When did that change then?

Edit....right I'm having a blond day. PQ medical officers lurk here....sorry. Delete this will you MOD?
 

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