If I gave a 2 weeks notice but then I was called and told not to come since they filled all of my shifts, shouldn’t I still receive pay for those 2 weeks?

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If I gave a 2 weeks notice but then I was called and told not to come since they filled all of my shifts, shouldn’t I still receive pay for those 2 weeks?

Asked on October 25, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Idaho

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, you unfortunately are not entitled to be paid for those 2 weeks. An employer need only pay an employee for the time that they actually worked. While giving a 2-week notice is a courtesy on an employee's part, an employer need not extend the courtesy the other way. Further, an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit; this includes who to release and when.
Therefore, unless this action violates company policy, an employment contract or union/collective bargaining agreement, it was legal. Also, your treatment cannot have been do to actionable discrimination or retaliation.


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