Van Wert, OH asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Can my employer down staff me for turning in my 2 week notice then have someone else work my hours?

I'm a STNA in Ohio and was recently removed from the schedule due to "down staffing" but then I found out that someone else is covering my hours. This was done out of spite and leaves me with no pay check. What are my options?

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: While employers may require their employees to give notice before they resign, they do not need to allow you to work through your termination notice period. So, in your situation, your employer need not let you work the full two weeks leading up to your resignation. This is because Ohio is an at-will employment state, meaning either you or the company can terminate your employment at any time for any reason or no reason at all, as long as that reason isn't discriminatory.

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