Why employer is taking away a company car that I’ve had for 11 years. Do they have to offer me anything like a pay rise or lump sum to compensation?

Why employer is taking away a company car
that I’ve had for 11 years. Do they have to offer
me anything like a pay rise or lump sum to
compensation?

Asked on February 26, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that provides for your being given a company car or equivalent, then you have no claim here. Typcially an employer is not required to provide an employee extra benefits such as providing a company car. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will". This means that a business can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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