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I have an employee who refuses to sign an updated policies and proceedures manual because it will require Saturday work for a temporary time. This employee is also on a 30 day probation from previous discipline problems. I can't make special arrangements for one person while others will have to work.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas

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

We are an at will employer, full time employee

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 6 months ago

I understand that you want your employees to sign the policy and procedure manual but one employee does not want to do it. I also understand that the employee is "at will," meaning there is no employment contract.

"At will" employees can be fired or laid off without any reason.

Is there a discrimination concern here? Meaning that you may be accused of discrimination?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
There hasn't been anything he has been asked to do that everyone else has.
Employment Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Thank you for the additional information. Unless the person is being treated differently based on a protected class and there is no evidence of retaliation for reporting a work violation, an employee can let go an at-will employee without any reason at all. It is always good to document or keep a record of what is occurring prior to firing an employee.

Does this answer your question?

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Employment Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 6 months ago

If you need further assistance, just let me know. I meant to say that an employer (not employee) can let go an at-will employee without ay reason at all (except for discrimination purposes). Best regards.

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Employment Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 6 months ago

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