Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: I'm confused and about to lose my place because my job is not scheduling me to work. Need help or advice.

I was working a security job at one site and was not contacted over the weekend that I was to be moved to a different site. I started working the new site that following Monday was not put on the schedule. I worked Monday through Friday before and only worked 3 days last week. I was told I wild be given a schedule that week and now its tues of the following week and still nothing on me having a work schedule...what can I do or are my options?

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unless you have an employment contract you have no options. Why?

Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private 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 the employee’s race, gender, age, handicap, disability, religion, marital status or national origin.

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