Can an employer force me to share a hotel room with a co-worker?

My employer wants me to travel out of town, stay overnight and share a room with another co-worker. I learned of their room sharing practice early in my employment and informed my boss that I didn't feel comfortable sharing a room and told him that I wouldn't do it. Now I'm three months into my employment and arrangements have been made for me to share a room with a co-worker. I was clear again with my employer and told him that I wouldn't do it. I've heard that some people who share my feelings have paid the additional money to have their own room. I don't feel this is fair either as it is business travel, not personal travel. I realize that PA is an at-will state but can my employer force me to share a room? Can they force me to pay the additional money to have my own room?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 25, 2006 10:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

William McLaughlin
Sharing hotel rooms

In short, based on the facts presented, yes and yes. If you itemize, you can take the
extra room charge as an unreimbursed business expense on you income tax return.

posted by William McLaughlin  |  Oct 26, 2006 08:13 AM [EST]

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