Fort Mitchell, KY asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Kentucky

Q: As a KY nurse, can my current hospital "hold" me to prevent me from changing jobs?

As a nurse in KY, I have accepted a new current employer is threatening to "hold" me in my current job for 90 days to prevent me from leaving/accepting the new job. Is this legal?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: While your employer can't force you to remain in your current role, there may be legal ramifications if you decide to leave early. For example, if you signed a contract stating you'd remain in the role for a certain amount of time and then leave before that time is up, your employer may pursue damages for breach of contract against you. You should contact a Kentucky employment attorney to discuss your situation in further detail.

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