Q: Can my boss force me to handle dead rattlesnakes?
I work at a gas station in Florida my boss/owner buys dead rattlesnakes from people that brings them to the store, then they have to be measured then placed into the walk in cooler until the boss takes them wherever, the people are then paid out of the register by whoever is on shift at the time can my boss force me to handle/accept them? To my knowledge boss has no licenses to handle snakes
A: Yes, your boss can require you to do that. I don't believe there such a license.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: Not only can your boss require you to handle the dead snakes he can fire you if you do not do it.
Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions based upon an employee’s race, age, gender, disability, religion, marital status or national origin.
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