can you quit job anytime even though your employer does not want you to?

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  • 1 month ago

    legally, unless you are a contract employee, you are free to walk off the job and there's nothing your employer can do about it.  If you want to use your employer for a future reference, it's best to give a 2 week notice, but that's a courtesy NOT a requirement.  If your employer doesn't want you to leave, that says you must be a good employee, so you can expect your employer not to be happy when you turn in your notice.

  • Clara
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    You didn't say which state you're in with this situation. Different states have different laws and rulings on this issue. All do have to comply with the Constitution, of course, but the details depend on the state we're talking about.

  • 1 month ago

    Absent a contract specifying your term of employment, and or when and how you can resign, you can legally leave at any time. Even with such a contract, you can't actually be forced to work, but their can be legal punishment for breaking the contract.

  • 1 month ago

    In the United States, the Thirteen Amendment prohibits anyone (other than the government) from forcing you do perform labor for them. You can quit your job any time you want to.

    If you entered a contract agreeing to perform some labor task, you will likely be required to pay back enough money to make the other party (your employer) whole.

    Depending upon your companies employment policies, you might lose out on some benefits if you don't quit in a prescribed manner (e.g. loss of vacation/holiday pay, losing some or all of your employers contributions to your retirement account, etc).

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, unless there is something in the contract you signed with them that says otherwise. 

  • 1 month ago

    Assuming no contract, yes.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Absolutely.  There isn't any slavery anymore. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Depends what your contract says

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In the USA?   Yes.

    If you've signed an employment contract there may be some consequences if you haven't abided by the terms of the contract.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    sure. just don't expect a recommendation.

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