Can your employer force you to have casual conversations with co-workers if you choose not to?

Asked on November 13, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your employer can indicate to you you need to show teamwork and cooperation but having casual forced conversations doesn't make any sense legally. Exchanging morning or evening pleasantries is appropriate like hello and good day but other than that, forced conversations unrelated to your job is not necessary.


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