Odenton, MD asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia

Q: Can my employer dictate where I live as a term of employment?

I work for a non-profit in DC. They are changing my position to be full-time telework, but I have to be available to come into the office now and then. That part is all OK with me, but in addition, they have provided a map of the counties in the area where I am allowed to live. They have threatened termination if I move outside the boundaries they have set (that is the ONLY issue at hand--I am a model employee and have always gotten top performance reviews). Are they allowed to do this? If so, do I have to tell them where I live (can I just give them a PO box?)? Thanks!

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: There is no law that prohibits an employer from requiring employees to live within a certain radius of the office. You need to provide truthful information about your residence.

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