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  • Forced Relocation & Forced Travel

    After 9 years with this company, I was recently notified that in 2 weeks, my "new position" will be one which requires me to be away from my family traveling for all but 4 days/month and that I also have to relocate my family to another state.

    My question is this: Can my employer force me to accept this "new position?" Also, what happens if I simply say "no." ? Could my saying "no" be interpreted as a voluntary quit?

    I live in Tennessee and as far as I know, have no contract with this employer.

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    Voluntary Quit

    It could be seen as a quit, depending on the distance that your employer would require you to move.
    Lillian Connell

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      How is the distance a factor? In my case, I'd be relocating to Michigan from Tennessee.

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        Michigan to Tennessee

        A forced relocation of that distance would not be seen as a voluntary quit. I believe that you are eligible to receive unemployment. Make sure that you have the requirement for relocation is in writing. It may be needed when you file for unemployment.
        Lillian Connell

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