Can a employer transfer an employee without notice, and if notice is required, how much?

Also, can they transfer without a clear reason why?

Asked on October 27, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey


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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

An employer has a great deal of discretion in setting the terms and conditions of employment. This includes mandating the rules and regulations regarding a job relocation (e.g. notice and/or the reason why). If you disagree with this your are free to quit. However, if you don't move your employer can terminate you and without notice.

Do you have an union agreement or employment contract that provides otherwise? Does this move violate existing company policy? Is this relocation the result of actionable discrimination? If so you may have protection; if not I'm afraid that you must either make the move or face possible termination.

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