Q: My job is decideing to open back up even tho it is a recreational center for swimming. According to the directions.
We are going to be giving job duties Far outside of what are initial hired position is. If we refuse to go back we will be let go, and unemployment will be informed that we refused work, and we will then loose are unemployment eligibility for refusing work Forced upon us even tho the work is not what are job description entails.
Somehow we are suppose to be given the same amount of hours but will not be doing the same job. My question would be is, I signed a contract on job duties that I’m required to perform during employment. These jobs that are going to be made up are not at all in the contracts us employees have signed on the original hiring date.
How does this work fairly and make sense?
A: An employer is allowed to change job duties -- especially during this uncertain time.
A: In California, you are considered to be employed at will unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status with your employer. The employer of an at will employee has the absolute right to change the terms and conditions of employment, including job title and duties, at any time and for any reason or even for no reason at all. In the situation you have posted about, there does not appear to be anything unlawful about what your employer is doing. While it may seem unfair, that is the nature of at will employment. And in these unique times, many employers are being required to significantly change their methods and processes to continue to keep the doors open. If you are not willing to change with the employer, your choice is to refuse, move on, and find an employer that you want to work with.
Good luck to you.
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