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Can you get fired for having 2 jobs under the same building but different company’s?

My coworker works as a caretaker (full-time) and in the same building she’s also a dinning room server (part time) under 2 different companies and she’s currently in the process of having to choose between staying with one job and leaving the other. She’s fighting to keep both jobs but isn’t getting any answers that’ll help her out so if anyone knows anything about what she’s going through any answers is appreciated.

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  • 9 months ago

    Ask your boss and let us know what happens

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  • 9 months ago

    not enough information given. did she sign a contract saying she could only work for one employer?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Why does she have to choose? Most employers will tell you why you have to choose. Is just one place telling her she needs to choose or both? Normally the building has nothing to do with it, it's up to the owner of each company.

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      she'll be dealing with the same clientele in these jobs.  It'll be really easy for her or clients to get mixed up about what she's supposed to be doing at any time. 

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  • 9 months ago

    Why is she not able to keep both?

    Does either have a contractual clause to limit other employment?

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  • GEEGEE
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Sure, if your state/local laws say workers are "at will" employees, you can be fired for any reason. Or no real reason. She needs to talk to the company that's threatening to fire her and see what the issues are. Perhaps there is some sort of conflict of interest, or they feel her performance is not up to par due to a over burdened schedule.

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  • Pam
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    It should be perfectly legal for her to have 2 jobs in the same company. Clearly, they knew she was an existing employee when they hired her so what's the problem? Who is she fighting???

    • John9 months agoReport

      It is perfectly legal for a person to have two jobs. It is also perfectly legal for a person to get fired for having two jobs. Or for not having two jobs. Or for pretty much any reason you can imagine, or for absolutely no reason at all. An employee works entirely at the will of the employer.

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  • 9 months ago

    Both companies have a right to fire you. You did not receive permission from your first employer to get a second job, did you? And, you did not inform the second employer that you already have a job, did you? No and No - there you have it.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    VERY unlikely to get fired for that, but wouldn't be illegal

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    i think she needs to ask her job this question

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Some companies don't allow you to moonlight....they feel that you won't be very productive.

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