Rutherford, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Can an employer notify an employee 5mins before a double shift starts that their shifts have been canceled indefinitely

These two shifts that were terminated on 5 minutes notice made up half of the employee's weekly income as an Emt-b in the state of NJ.

Reason cited for terminating shifts were for "budgetary purposes" when clearly it is not.

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Employers have a lot of discretion regarding changes to work schedules, and there are no laws that require employers to offer a certain amount of hours, so your employer's actions are not inherently unlawful. However, if you believe your hours have been reduced based on a discriminatory animus (i.e. based on your race, sex, age, disability, religion) then you should contact a New Jersey employment attorney to discuss your situation.

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