Can you be fired if refuse to be move to different department?

Asked on July 25, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes you can. That is unless this treatment stems from actionable discrimination or violates a union agreement, company policy, an employment contract or something of that nature. Otherwise most employers can set the terms and conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit; this includes who to move to a different department. If you fail to comply with your employer's request you can be terminated. For your part you can either make the move or quit.

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