Non-waiver Statement

Always consult with an association representative/lawyer before responding to any report, letter, memo and/or questions concerning an investigation which could possibly lead to punitive action. If ordered to do so, ask to have it recorded and read the following:

“I have been refused the right to have a representative of my choice. I understand that I am being ordered to make a report and answer questions and that if I do not comply with the order, I may be disciplined for insubordination.

Therefore, I have no alternative but to obey. However, by so doing, I do not waive my constitutional rights to remain silent or the protections under the California Constitution or 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.”