Can my employer force me to change my car because it gives customers the wrong idea?

I work for a staffing company and drive a luxury car which I leased a few months before getting this job. I am now being told that I need to change cars because it looks like I make a lot of money and might

make customers think twice before hiring our company.

Asked on March 11, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

As unfair as seems, your employer's mandate is legal. That is unless it violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. The fact is that most work arrangements are what is known as "at will". This means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of actionable discrimination). Accordingly, if you refuse to comply you can be suspended or even terminated.


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