Can I be required to attend meetings in a building where a shooting and deaths occurred?

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Can I be required to attend meetings in a building where a shooting and deaths occurred?

A terror attack killed more than a dozen ppl and
injured several more where I work.

Asked on August 10, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be so required, unless of course you were currently put into immediate danger while doing so. While you understandably are reluctant to attend a meeting in this building, your employer has every right to insist that you attend. Your only rights here would be if this action in some way violated the terms of a union agreemnt or employment contract. Otherwise, an employer is generally free to set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination, which does not appear to be the case here). 


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