Rapid City, MI asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Michigan

Q: I left my contract on a cruise ship before it was up. they will not hire me back, I left because of Covid, I have case?

The rule on a royal Caribbean ship is that if you leave without fulfilling a two week notice you are not allowed to be rehired. I had put a two week notice in to go home to take care of some personal stuff. During that two weeks. Covid was spreading rapidly, I had a feeling that I was going to be stuck on that ship. I left before my two weeks was up. They won’t hire me back. If I would have stayed I would have been stuck on the ship in the middle of the ocean, so my inclination was correct. Do I have a case? They will not hire him back

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: What are you wanting to happen? If that is Royal Caribbean's policy, and they won't hire you back, there is nothing a court can do about that. You have no right to work for a particular company.

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