Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland

Q: can I be terminated for refusing to work more than 8 hours due to intimidation

the super I went to work for could not keep good help and always blamed his short comings on his workers he tried to intimidate me by telling me I had to work ten hours a day on his job not ask you to work mind you as he was behind schedule I have seen him personally run of 4 people since I started work on dc water projects help me out here

1 Lawyer Answer

Cedulie Renee Laumann

Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Generally an employer can set hours and can terminate an employee who does not work the scheduled hours. That being said, certain youthful employees may have restrictions on the maximum number of hours worked and under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most employers must pay overtime when an employee works more than 40 hours in a given week.

If you have further specific questions you may wish to consult with an employment lawyer.

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