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can an employer change my job description and duties without

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can an employer change my job description and duties without my consent? they have added duties that equal doubling the work load and i feel ill-suited to my new position. is there any course of action for me to take other than quitting? thanks. -nick in virginia
Absent any written contract to the contrary, you are an at will employee which means the employer gets to make all the rules and as long as they are not taking action against you based upon your age/race/sex/disability. Thus, the employer can change an employee's job duties and job description as they see fit unless there is a contract that states they cannot. If you quit because of this, it is more likely than not that you would be denied benefits of unemployment because the courts do not consider this as good cause for you terminating your employment.

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