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    The company I work for has had mandatory overtime for the past 2 weeks. I have been coming in on the weekends and staying late on the week days. Yesterday, I informed my employer that I wouldn\'t be able to work today (Saturday)and they approved it, but today I received a phone call from my manager telling me that they needed me to come in this weekend and that he was considering firing 2 other people because they didn\'t show up this weekend. Is it legal to threaten an employee in this manner?

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    Your employer is the boss - they can require you to come in to work at any time unless you have an employment contract to the contrary. They can discipline you for not coming in including firing you. It would not be illegal.
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      Of course it is legal to notify an employee when their job is in jeopardy. If they didn't tell you, when they fired you you'd be asking if they weren't supposed to give you warning. This is your warning.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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