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Do I have a strong case on this matter?

I have worked eight years in this organization and finally had my wishes granted
beginning of this year 2016 to further my education. My program is for the school year of
January 2016 – June 2017. And while I requested a block of time from work which wS
granted in three different semesters winter, spring and summer my supervisor is now
denying every request I have made to help me complete my school. And have refused to
give me a copy of the denial form she signed. Please, advice me on what to do while I
don’t lose my job

Asked on October 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you are in a union, you have to look to your union contract to see what rights it gives you about scheduling. If the union agreement does not help you and you do not have some other written employment agreement which gives you rights in regard to your schedule, then your employer has full right to set or change your schedule, including changing it from what had been set before, and can do so without your consent or agreement, and regardless of its affect on you. Except as limited by the terms of a contract, work schedules are completely under the employer's control. If there is some contract, including a union agreement, giving you some rights in this situation, you can enforce your contractual rights, including in court if necessary.


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