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I work for a company that requires use of personal vehicle for appointments with clients. Recently, our mileage reimbursement was taken away. We were told that in lieu of this, we would have the opportunity win a gas card monthly, but this has never transpired. I can hardly afford to drive to work and use my vehicle every day with absolutely no reimbursement. We have two company vehicles one has tags that are out of date and is not operable that has to be shared between 7 employees, and one of these employees is GUARANTEED use of the car on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Is this legal? When I signed my job description, I was informed that i would receive reimbursement.
Asked on October 3, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
Unless this policy change violates the terms of an employment contract/union agreement or constitutes dsome form of actionable discrimination/retliation, it is perfectly permissable. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the wokplace much as it sees fit. This includes whether or not to provide employees with reimbursement for mileage. Accordingly, as an "at will" worker, if you disagree with this policy you can complain but risk termination or quit. I'm afraid that's about it.
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