Can I be held to a 4 week notice requirement?

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Can I be held to a 4 week notice requirement?

I am working for a company that I’m considering leaving. When I started working for them in February, I signed an offer letter that stated employees would give a 4 week notice. However, when I started with the company it was a work from home job. They have now leased office space that I’m required to drive to everyday which takes over an hour one way. Can they hold me to the 4 week notice since the job location changed?

Asked on July 16, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In most cases, offer letters are not absolute employment contracts until the employee appears for work for the first day of work. After that, depending on its exact terms, an offer letter can be considered as a contract. Therefore, if you signed the offer then it may constitute a legally binding contract. If so, you can be held to its terms. 


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