Can i be fired for refusing to work at a location i did not apply at?

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Can i be fired for refusing to work at a location i did not apply at?

I am a manger at McDonald’s. And
my boss is trying to tell me i
need to step down or quit for
refusing to work at a location i
did not apply at and i put on my
application i would not travel
for work. Can he fire me if i
won’t step down or demote me from
my position and deduct my pay?

Asked on July 9, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless there exists an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, a business can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, you can be made to report to work at any location your company chooses; the limit you stated on your application is not binding on your employer. Further, if you fail to accept the relocation you can be terminated. In fact, you can be fired for this reason, any reason or no reason at all.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless there exists an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, a business can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, you can be made to report to work at any location your company chooses; the limit you stated on your application is not binding on your employer. Further, if you fail to accept the relocation you can be terminated. In fact, you can be fired for this reason, any reason or no reason at all.


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