Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Can a job deny the hours you choose to work?

My husband got a new job. They do not give him a schedule he gets to choose the hours through an app. He chose to work today from 10am to 2pm. The work got cancled. He called the office and they told him “someone in the same area as you who also works for us put down more hours than you so we cancled your work for today”

Is that even allowed? I don’t find it right. He only took the job to make more money.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes they can do that.

  • 1 month ago

    He can choose his hours, provided that they have the work to do in that area and provided that someone with seniority hasn't chosen the same hours in the same location, taken all of the available time slots.  You and your husband seem to be interpreting the "choosing the hours" thing too narrowly.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
  • Neil
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    They can do that. He‘s essentially bidding for times. Someone else’s bid was more to the employer’s liking. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  A job does not have to give you the hours you want, and they often can't.  If it wasn't allowed, there wouldn't be any jobs, because jobs can't let everyone have whatever hours they want.

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  • 1 month ago

    he doesnt "choose his hours"..  he chooses his AVAILABILITY.   Someone in the area has a wider range of availability..  so that person got the work for the day.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course it is allowed. He works for the company and works when they need him not when he feels like working. If someone is willing to work ,more then your husband then they will typically be picked to do the job. It is cheaper for the company.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Are you asking if this is legal?  Yes.  If your husband indicated the only hours that interest him are 10AM to 2PM and they want someone else to work longer hours, OF COURSE they'll give that other person the hours.

    Cancelled is the word you're looking for.

    Unless your husband has an employment contract which covers this situation, yes, his hours can be cut AND he can be terminated for any or just about no reason.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    some of them might do that

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