if i can be fired for not working mandatory ot can i take vacation time on the over time day

we work every weekend and get writen up for not coming in

1 answer  |  asked Aug 14, 2019 8:51 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
You have common law duties to your employer. They include Master Servant Doctrine, Faithless Servant Doctrine, and Duty of Loyalty to the employer.

"At will" employees can quit or be fired for absolutely no reason.

Not reporting for work is called abandonment of position. Usually that is tied to insubordination which is not performing as instructed.

The above 2 usually also result in a denial of unemployment benefits. Hopefully this clears up any misunderstandings and might suggest finding a new job before bad things will probably occur at this employer.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Aug 15, 2019 05:19 AM [EST]

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