Can a benefit discussed in a job interview be taken away after hiring?

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Can a benefit discussed in a job interview be taken away after hiring?

Hello,

One of the reasons why I decided to take my current position was the discussion by the interviewers that we were allowed to take work from homeremote day once a week. No one from HR was present during the interview. It has been over 2 years since then several of us who were told during the interview process were told the same thing – one day we could work from home. Now there is a new manager in charge who has done away with this option. Apparently, there is an HR policy about working remotely is up to the discretion of the manager. This was never discussed in the interview process that this could change if the manager decides to change it. I am in Florida. Thank you for your time.

Asked on September 9, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

A company can change working conditions as it sees fit unless doing so would violate the terms of an employment contract/union agreement or constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination. otherwise, an empoyer can take whatevet actions that it deems approriate regarding workers' schedules, physical place of reporting to work, etc. 


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