Can I be fired

The company I work for has decided that Saturdays are mandatory even though there’s not always work we don’t find out if we have to work Saturday until Friday evening but they are telling us that they need a week’s notice if we can’t work Saturday or we are fired there’s nothing been signed nothing been talked about and wasn’t told this when I was hired almost 2 years ago it was just written on a dry erase board in the shop. Can I be fired for this? I have a feeling and a life outside of work.

Asked on September 28, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that guarantees your work schedule, you can be made to work on Saturdays (or any other day) that your company chooses. The fact is that absent some form of actionable discrimination, your employer can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. For your part, you can either comply and work Saturdays, refuse but risk termination, or quit.


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