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I'm small business owner.
My full time employee was absent with note for 2 days due to dog surgery. I offered extra 2 days to make sure she can work next week(busy holiday). I texted two times to her to make sure she can work from next Monday. She replied "Okay."
On Monday she's supposed to work from 11am-7pm. She didn't show up at 11am and texted not until 5pm. I interviewed new person and hired him because I think she quit voluntarily. She wanted work for my store but I already hired and gave schedule for everybody. I suggested part time because she cried. Frankly speaking, I don't need her because I already have 2 fulltime and one part time. Can I just let her go without offering part time?
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There would be no obligation to offer part time work. The leave is not for a reason that is legally protected in any way, so you are free to terminate or modify the employment relationship at any time, assuming you don't have a contract which expressly states to the contrary. The fact you initially offered part time work does not change this. Again, since employment can be terminated or modified at any time, you would be free to rescind the part time offer "at will."

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