Q: Can I sue my employer if they fire me?
My job title is cashier, but my employer gives me the tasks of stocker. I am pregnant and have given my employer a note from my obgyn stating no heavy lifting or climbing ladders. Stocker is not what I was hired as and my employer continues to give me these tasks. I heard from management that because I refuse the tasks, they are considering terminating me.
A: For very fact specific, personalized questions you should consult with a private attorney. Many attorneys will offer a free consultation. Generally speaking, employers have the right to make work assignments, and the employer-employee relationship is presumed to be at-will. Whether your employer has acted or is about to act illegally depends on many factors which can be discussed in a private consultation.
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