If I provide a 2 week notice to my employer, are they allowed to not let me work the rest of the shifts I was originally scheduled for?

Asked on May 27, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that giving a 2-week notice is a courtesy on an employee's part, however an employer need not extend the courtesy back. This means that the employee can be  asked to leave the work premises immediately and not be able to work their scheduled shifts. Accordingly, an employer need only pay an employee for the time that was actually worked.
The exceptions to the above would be if the terms of company policy, an employment contract or union agreement provides otherwise. Or if the employee's treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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