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What should I do if company offered me position based on verbal description and after 5 month came up with modification that will impact the basic nature of the position.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?

Documented the first offer? the only thing that I did is asking HR after how long can I change position in the company

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

"At will" full time.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I switched from one position that I did for two and a half years to new one based on information that I got from my rigional manager.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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Thank you for that information.

Washington is an at-will employment state. That means that either you or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all. The limitation is that employers cannot terminate an employee for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation for exercising an employee's legal right.

In turn, this principle means that your employer can modify the terms of your employment (except for an illegal modification, such as a discriminatory modification, or a modification that violates labor code, such as lowering your wage below minimum wage). You then have the option to accept the new terms of employment or resign. In turn, if an employee does not wish to accept new terms of employment, the employer can simply terminate the employee and offer to re-hire the employee based on the new terms of employment.

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