Bakersfield, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: does my employer have the right to cut my hours due to requesting a week of fewer hours due to school?

I simply requested fewer hours in one week to catch up on school. employer texted back with "So you want the whole week off". one time she scheduled me for opening knowing I had school told her about it she texted me back saying "Too bad ". reported her response to the guy higher than he did nothing but told her. she went on and told co-workers she was getting tired of me and what were my problems. keep in mind i am in college and that place doesn't close till midnight and i do have school early in the morning.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unfortunately, your employer has no duty to accommodate your school schedule.

And as an at will employee your employer can even terminate you for any reason or even no reason at all. You can therefore lose hours or be terminated at any time, including a conflicting school schedule.

Good luck to you.

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