Rockwall, TX asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas

Q: If your employer sold their building and advised to WFH permanently . Can you move state and work from any location?

My employer sold their location to another company. We were advised to WFH permanently with the only condition that we have stable internet. I moved state and been living in TX (2nd home) for over a year with manager knowing the situation. Today, I got let go due to "needed to be within 50 miles of location (which doesn't exist anymore). What are my options?

1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA

A: You are going to need to get the guidance you need from a Texas employment law attorney because that is the location where you are working. A California attorney cannot provide you with sound advice for this.

If you were in California, your employer has the right to make the rules, and as an at will employee the employer has the right to change the location of your work at any time and for any reason. The only legitimate reason you might have for forcing a work from home arrangement in California is if you had a doctor's note indicating you have a disabling condition that would require work from home as a reasonable accommodation for that disabling condition.

Good luck to you.

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