What can I do if my employer wants to fire me because I can’t work more days?

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What can I do if my employer wants to fire me because I can’t work more days?

I work for 9.50 hours a week. My employer agreed Saturday shift from 1-5 and now insists on having me work 12-7 Saturdays or Sundays and if not asking me to look for another job. Have been working at dentist office for 3 years.

Asked on March 30, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that most work arrangments are "at will" which means that an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, unless you have a union agreement or employment contract that provides otherwise, you can be made to work whatever schedule that your employer deems necessary.

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that most work arrangments are "at will" which means that an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). Accordingly, unless you have a union agreement or employment contract that provides otherwise, you can be made to work whatever schedule that your employer deems necessary.


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