If I work as a live-in caregiver to an elderly gentleman, can I quit my job without giving a notice?

Asked on July 13, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Absent an employment agreement, etc. to the contrary, as an "at will" employee you are under no obligation to provide notice when leaving your job. You should be paid for all time that you worked, even if you left with no notice.

That having been said, if the gentleman is not physically or mentally independent enough to be left alone and leaving him with no back-up caregiver will put his life in jepoardy, you can face charges for elder abuse and worse. So just nake sure that is not the case.

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