Can I get fired for having 2 jobs?

My husband works at superstore and seven eleven in Duncan b.c. superstore told him he has to choose between superstore or seven eleven. He asked why and they told him that today was his last day at superstore and after his shift that he can leave and never come back.

Asked on June 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes prohibiting a worker form outside employment. Accordingly, unless your husband has a union agreement or employment contract that gives him the right to hold a second job, he has no claim here. The fact is that a worker in an "at will" work relationship, can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes prohibiting a worker form outside employment. Accordingly, unless your husband has a union agreement or employment contract that gives him the right to hold a second job, he has no claim here. The fact is that a worker in an "at will" work relationship, can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.


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