Can I ask an employee to change work locations?

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Can I ask an employee to change work locations?

I would like for an employee to change to another work location that is 8/5 miles from the location they currently work at. They are not needed at their current location and I would like to let them go if they are unwilling to change locations.

Asked on August 21, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this change violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, it is legal. The fact is that most employment is "at will". This means that a worker can be teminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it asses fit (absent some form of legaly actionable discrimination).

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this change violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, it is legal. The fact is that most employment is "at will". This means that a worker can be teminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it asses fit (absent some form of legaly actionable discrimination).


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