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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to helping you.Unfortunately, as a general rule, an employer has a great deal of discretion to manage its operation and work force, including the power to transfer an employee to a different work site (even to one in another state). There are some exceptions, however. An employer may not take adverse action against an employee (e.g., demotion, termination, undesired transfer) because of a protected characteristic (e.g., age, race, gender, etc.) or because the employee engaged in protected activity (e.g., filing a safety concern with OSHA). There's not enough information here to know if this is the case. Assuming it is not, however, regrettably, what the employer is seeking to do would be legal. The employee could refuse, of course, but the employer would then be within their rights to take disciplinary action against the employee, up to and including termination.Please remember to kindly leave a positive rating for me by clicking on the stars, as that is the only way experts are paid for their time even though you may have already paid a deposit to the site. Follow-up questions asked in this thread do not cost anything additional after leaving a positive rating.If you need clarification about my answer or additional information, please use the SEND or REPLY button to continue our conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal and I am here to help!
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