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    I just started working a job. only part time 20hrs a week. There is mandatory phone coverage. However because I work nights and only part time the hours they need don't fit with me. They are mostly during the day. I offered to work the extra hours on my night off and they told me know. They need me during the day and If I don't comply I will be fired. Is this legal to force people to work hours they can not or loose there job. I work nights so I don't have to pay a babysitter, I can't afford to pay a babysitter in order to comply with day hours, nor can I afford to loose my job! What do I do?

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    Yes. The employer controls what hours they need employees to work. If you cannot work those hours, they are free to terminate you.
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      Originally posted by Pattymd
      Yes. The employer controls what hours they need employees to work. If you cannot work those hours, they are free to terminate you.
      Thanks for the reply but what I don't understand is if they hire you to work a certain shift, how can they demand you switch. I Am 36 and have had 4 long term customer service positions before. I have never been demanded to switch my hours of be fired before thats why I am confused.

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        They can do it because there is nothing in the law that says they can't. So far, with other employers you have been lucky. Especially with being part-time and wanting to work evenings only. Those jobs are few and far between and a lot of people want them. It's unfortunate, but it is not illegal.
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