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Can my employor force me to take LTD andSTD. when I didn't

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can my employor force me to take LTD andSTD. when I didn't sign up for it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of experience handling employment law matters. It is a pleasure to assist you today.

Unless there is a company policy that mandates taking LTD and STD that was in place when you began your employment, they cannot legally make you take these coverages. There is no statute that allows the employer to force this on you. The only way it would be legal is if everyone is mandated to do it and it is a component of the policy and procedure of the company (which should be reflected in an employee handbook).

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Best wishes going forward!