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2 week notice

Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by KDK135, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. KDK135

    KDK135 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If I give my 2 week notice at work, can they change my work location to a location an hour or two away to create the inconvenience to me?? They have been retaliatory in their actions in the past and I want to know what is legal and what is not.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yes, an employer can change your assigned work location, hours, duties, and even work days.

    You, however, are free to say "No thanks, I quit right now, right here."

    There is no legal requirement for an employee to provide a two week notice upon resigning, nor is there any legal requirement for an employer to allow an employee two extra weeks before resigning.
     
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    cbg Super Moderator

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    They can change your location that is an hour or two away from you even if you don't give two weeks notice.
     
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    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    It seems they are trying to persuade you to make a swift exit.
     
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    Disabled Vet Active Member

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    They can also say... Two week notice isn't required. Go ahead and pack up.
     
  6. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who "they" are, but your employer certainly can do this, and it would be legal to do so. Were you thinking that giving notice that you're quitting would have any impact on what your employer can and cannot do as it relates to your work conditions?


    You'll have to ask specific questions. I doubt that anyone here will create lists of things that are and aren't illegal.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    "If"?

    Have you given your two week notice?

    If yes, and you get assigned to another location just say "No thanks, Boss, not gonna happen."

    Be prepared to be shown the door. No big deal if you're leaving anyway.
     
  8. flyingron

    flyingron Active Member

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    A lot of companies (and yes in Virginia) would escort you out the door if you gave two weeks notice. Virginia is an "at will" state. They're free to fire your (or change your work location/duties) and you're free to quit at any time.
     
  9. KDK135

    KDK135 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Would that be considered as them firing me??
     
  10. ElleMD

    ElleMD Well-Known Member

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    Nope. You *might* qualify for unemployment for that two week period, though there is also generally a waiting period before being eligible for benefits. While there are no legal definitions of "fire" or "quit" where it matters is unemployment and what you might tell a future employer. While you could explain they declined to accept your notice period, you are unlikely to get others to agree that a voluntary departure on your part was suddenly converted to an involuntary termination simply because the employer adjusted the effective date.
     

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