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I have been working for a hotel for the past 6+ years, as a part time employee for most of that time. A year ago I started working only about 1 or 2 days a week. I just heard that my current manager wants to take me off the schedule completely and I wanted to know if there's legally anything I can do about it.
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Lorena
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
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Hello Lorena,

Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, unless you are in a union and there is a bargaining agreement that provides differently, an employer in Florida, as in most states, can set and change the terms and conditions of employment, up to an including termination, in any manner they deem appropriate. In other words, if employment is "at will," the employer can cut hours, or let an employee go for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning, unless doing so is motivated by unlawful discrimination on the basis of the employee's race, national origin, gender, age (over 40), religion, disability, pregnancy or military service.

Therefore, unless your situation falls within the exception I mentioned, your employer could do this even if it seems unfair or a poor management decision. Please feel free to let me know if you need any clarification. If none is needed, then if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating in the box above, I will receive credit for assisting you today. Thank you.

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