California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
You aren't going to like this, but unless you are a governmental employee or are under an employment contract, all employment in CA is considered "at will". What this means is that an employee can quit or an employer can fire or change the terms of employment (change hours, location, duties, pay, etc.) at any time for any or no reason at all.
While what the employer did may have been inequitable, it was not illegal as they have the right to schedule work as necessary for staffing needs.
Obviously you wouldn't have to agree, but they could then terminate the job with the temp agency and request someone who would work the schedule.
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