Can my employer transfer me to another work location 30 miles from my home?

My employer recently gave me an ultimatum. I can either transfer to another location or step down in position as a greeter. The new location is 30 miles from my home as opposed to 3 miles from the current location. I'm now forced to drive instead of taking public transportation which is less costly. My job title is Retail Wireless Sales representative.

Asked By: hex_alot - 1/1/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
You have a choice, transfer or not. If the new location is further then 35 miles from the previous one you can try to force a lay off. Where you live is not relevant, only the location of the work place.
Answered By: Landlord - 1/3/2010
Additional Answers (5)
He can..........if you refuse and he fires you ............. file a claim with unemployment and let them sort it out.....
Answered By: kapn - 1/1/2010
If you live in the US, yes. If he hadn't offered you another position you could have filed for unemployment but as it is, you can't do that now.
Answered By: Patricia C - 1/1/2010
Yes they can.
Answered By: Parent - 1/1/2010
Ask them if they will pay the difference in mileage, it's the least they could do.
Answered By: Haunty - 1/1/2010
your employer is smart. he has you boxed in and has himself covered from unemployment. if you try for a pay increase (due to the travel distance) you will probably get the "whatever the new manager decides reply. on the other hand, you still have 2 choices fired (which won't look good on your resume and... More
Answered By: Tricia - 1/1/2010
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