I work for the county public works. My director got mad at me and made me walk over 2 miles back to the shop.
Because the question regards an employee of a public body, certain due process issues are possibly implicated. But without knowing additional facts it is impossible to answer the question, for instance was the employee being paid for the time spent walking? Generally, an employer can ask an employee to perform any task requested, so long as performing the task is not illegal and the employee is being paid for performance, and if the employee fails or refuses, the employee can be terminated or reprimanded. BUT the laws are more sophisticated/nuanced/fact specific for government employees.
The answer above is only a general statement of the law and not intended as legal advice. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific legal advice. It is not meant to create an attorney-client relationship. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline