This is a silly question I know. My daughter is being abused daily at her job and finally gave her boss her two week notice to quit. And the witch gave it back to her saying she could not do that! I told her no one can force a person to stay. Am I wrong? Can a boss force an employee to stay? What is this witch up to?
As far as I know no one can be a "captive" employee .. Meaning they can never to be forced to work against their will. This boss is just trying to bully your daughter .. And it seems to be working. There are labor laws in place that protect employees from abusive treatment in the workplace. If your daughter has grounds to report this employer .. She should !
Sometimes bullies such as that need to be enlightened. I am enclosing the number for the California Labor Board. If she calls the number they can give her general information on her rights and how to go about extracting herself from this situation. They have operators who have heard many different scenarios and can help or send her to the right place. The Labor Board is a great place to get information on the law and fair employee/emploree practices and also a place to file a grievance if it has been determined that any law has been violated. If she's being abused they might need to be reported.
One more thought, some companies require a specific process to quit. For instance; When I quit my last job I had to hand in a specific letter with specific information before it could be accepted. If my letter was say on a napkin or only verbal, my supervisor could refuse to accept it. Not saying this is the case but find out if she followed protocol.
Another suggestion, have her write or grab her letter and have Mr. Yang accompany her to deliver her letter in front of him or other employees.
Tell your daughter to get out now. 2 weeks notice is a courtesy, not a requirement. Scumbags don't deserve courtesy. Have them struggle to replace her and let her be on her way.
She's letting them take advantage of her, and any company that does this doesn't deserve a hard working employee.
No a boss can't force an employee to say that's stupid, make sure she gets out of there.
Yin lots of excellent advice here. I would add your daughter has to make the decision that's best for her.
She can't be forced to stay unless she is required by contract. She will want to submit her 2 week notice via E-mail with recipient confirmation or certified or registered mail to ensure that it is legally documented to prevent any issues going forward.
Im really sorry about your Daughter, Yin. Think there are some good answers even though the questions is a bit vague. Wish I could be of more help.
Do what i do. Take this job and shove it and walk out
Frankly, this would be a good time to have a consultation with a lawyer.
She is in a much better position now to make sure she does the right things to minimize anything else her employer might try to do.
After all, if she's being abused while she's employed, now that the boss knows she wants to leave, don't you think he will escalate the abuse?
Sounds like this Boss is in panic mode here and trying to prevent a huge lawsuit from happening. The Boss knows full well what she has been doing is wrong and knows if your Daughter quits via being forced out, and files for Unemployment, that there will be a investigation as to why she was really forced out and that opens a huge can of worms here and will eventually cost the Boss her job in the long run for her actions. But what to do now is a good question as your Daughter holds the ball now in her court and has her Boss over a barrel sort to speak so she could request a private meeting with her Boss to straighten things out or she could go over her Bosses head to a higher Manager and explain the whole situation and see if there isn't something that could be worked out since jobs are scarce nowadays or she can quit and see what happens. Since a lawsuit could possibly come from this, I would venture to talk to a Lawyer specializing in employment law about my options here. Personally I would say let the company force her out if they wish but don't quit. Good luck
Time to get an attorney.