can you be force to work an extra shift when you don’t want to in georgia.

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can you be force to work an extra shift when you don’t want to in georgia.

after an 8 hr shift at a nursing home. my admimistrator demanded no one leave the
buiding because they only have 3 cna on the floor. is this legal.

Asked on August 28, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Does this action violate the terms of a union agreement or employment contract? Does it constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not then, it is perfectly permissable under the law. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which menans that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes requiring employees to work an extra shift. For their part, these employees can either comply with the mandate, complain and risk termination, or quit.


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