Can a resaurant force you to work past your shift?

I was recently fired by a manager who was trying to force me to take customers after my scheduled shift ended. Is this legal?

Asked on June 20, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that prohibits this action or your treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination, yes, your employer can do this. The fact is that most employment is what is known as "at will". This includes having a server take customers after their scheduled shift.


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