Can I be denied staying at my current job if I decide not to transfer to another department?

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Can I be denied staying at my current job if I decide not to transfer to another department?

I work for a big Healthcare Corporation. I recently decided to transfer within the same Healthcare System just to a different job position. I have decided to stay at my current position after accepting a job offer to transfer within the system and now I am being told that my current manager has the say-so of whether or not I can stay with my current job even though I haven’t physically left the job yet.

Asked on January 16, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that a business can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes intra-company transfers and who is or isn't relocated. Accordingly you have no claim here unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union/collective bargaining agreement. Also, your treatment must not constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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