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My friend called off work an put me in her place when I don't go into work for another hour can I legaly get fired for not agreeing to this shift without my knowledge

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Jon - Unless you have a written employment agreement or are in a union with rules about the grounds for termination, you can be fired for almost any reason that your employer thinks is good enough.  That's not much of a friend, however.  If your employer is reasonable, explaining it might work to get you off the hook, but employers are under no obligation to be reasonable.

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Margaret M. deMarteleire

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I can answer most questions about employment law, federal or state. I am an attorney, not an HR professional, so questions about HR careers, coursework, prospects, etc. are not within my scope.

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Attorney for 20 years, currently working exclusively with employment law - FLSA, FMLA, federal contracts, pay, etc.

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Temple University School of Liberal Arts, BA, Rhetoric & Communication, 1982 Temple University School of Law, JD, 1990 Certificate in HR, Cornell University ILR School, 2006

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