Changing hours during mid-semester

I am in grad school. I have a new boss who wants me to completely change
my schedule, which means I would not be able to complete the hours
required for the semester. Is he allowed to mandate me to change my hours
when it means I would have to drop out of the school semester? If yes, I will
be resigning my job- despite the fact that I love what I do, it is not more
important than my school right now- and I only have about 6 months left

Asked on October 12, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

unless your schedule is guaranteed in an employment contract or union agreemnt, you have no claim here. he fac tis that mosy employment is "at will. This means that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This includes what times a worker must report. Unfortunately, your only options at this point are to try and get your boss to change your schedule or quit.


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