Do I have to attend a mandatory meeting, even though I just got off of work that morning and had to go to work later on that day?

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Do I have to attend a mandatory meeting, even though I just got off of work that morning and had to go to work later on that day?

I work the over night shifts and I got off around 7:30 and we had a meeting that same day at 2:00. And then later in that night I had to be back there to work at 11:00. I ended up missing the meeting I was told that I might be fired but for; I am now suspended.

Asked on March 30, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violated the terms of an employment contract/union agreement or in some way consititued a form of actionable discrimination, it was legal. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will", meaning that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes how many hours an employee is scheduled to work, which covers attendance at mandatoy meetings. Accordingly, an employer can discipline a worker for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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