Kansas City, MO asked in Employment Law for Kansas

Q: I gave my job my notice that i was leaving, a month later they 'requested' i change that date to two months sooner.

I have, in writing, my letter of resignation stating my last day would be 12/22/23. Two weeks ago my employer 'requested' that I change my last day to 11/3/23 putting an incredible financial hardship on me. Are they able to do this? Their language of 'request' was curious to me.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: If you have an employment contract that specifies the terms of your notice period, your employer generally cannot unilaterally change the date. If you're an at-will employee, the employer can technically let you go at any time, but changing the date after accepting your notice may be considered a breach of good faith.

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