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my employer refuses to give me any hours of work and i have not been suspended or fired or written up for any offense. i have called the employment hotline twice with no resolve and the district manager as well and have been ignored can i do something here ?

Asked on June 7, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Probably, the only thing you can do is get another job.  Unless you have a contract with your employer, you are employed "at will," which means that the employer doesn't need a reason to fire you.  So the employer can cut your hours like this, and since that's less drastic than firing, they don't need a reason for that either.

There are some exceptions to this, but they are very limited.  If there is an employee handbook that has been set up the wrong way (from the employer's point of view, and this is rare), there is a small chance it can be seen as a contract, and whatever it says about hours might be enforceable.  Other than that, as long as there is no illegal discrimination going on, or illegal retaliation for something like filing a workers compensation claim, the employer can do this.

If you think there are any facts that might add to this, if you are being treated differently from all other employees, you might want to talk to a labor lawyer. One place to look for an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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