If my boss schedules my shift from say noon to 8pm then calls at 7:55pm and demands I work now until 9pm do I have to ? can he suspend for not doing it ?
State/Country relating to question: California
Nothing I got suspended !
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.Unfortunately, as an at-will employee, your employer can require you to work until 9 p.m., even though you didn't receive any notice that you were required to work the extra time.Also, unfortunately, your employer can suspend you for not doing it.Under the California employment at-will doctrine you can be suspended at any time for any reason (even a bad one) with or without any prior notice.This is codified in California Labor Code Section 2922, which states:"An employment, having no specified term, may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other. Employment for a specified term means an employment for a period greater than one month."If it's any conciliation, I believe this to be an incredibly unfair policy, but unfortunately it's the law.I wish I had better news to give you, but I hope you appreciate a direct and honest answer to your question.
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