What are my rights if my employment contract does not contain any mention about relocation and my company wants me to relocate to a different city?

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What are my rights if my employment contract does not contain any mention about relocation and my company wants me to relocate to a different city?

My contract period is still valid.

Asked on August 8, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If the contract does not state that you cannot be relocated, you may be relocated. Employers have complete freedom to determine and define employment, including its location, except as--and only to the degree that--their discretion is limited by a written employment contract. They can't violate the contract, but if the contract is silient on a topic, then making a change in your job, including requiring you to relocate, is a not a breach of contract, so they may do this.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If the contract does not state that you cannot be relocated, you may be relocated. Employers have complete freedom to determine and define employment, including its location, except as--and only to the degree that--their discretion is limited by a written employment contract. They can't violate the contract, but if the contract is silient on a topic, then making a change in your job, including requiring you to relocate, is a not a breach of contract, so they may do this.


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