My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: West Virginia.
I'm a third shift worker, and my employer keeps scheduling mandatory meetings in the middle of the day (around noontime, which is right in the middle of my "night" aka sleep-time). It's been frustrating, but I've continued to break up my sleep into shifts in order to attend (we are paid, for the record...for now, at least).
In the past, we've received about a week's notice, but now the notice is getting shorter and shorter. But tonight when I woke up, I happened to go in to my work email to look for something and see that five hours after I got off work, my boss sent out an email about a mandatory meeting three hours after the email was sent (email was sent at 1, meeting was set for 4). It should also be noted that my weekend began when I got off this morning, as well, so I had no professional motivation to go in and check my email anyway - I typically wouldn't see the email for another two days.
A roundabout way of getting to my question, which is this: do I have any legal standing if I miss a mandatory meeting because I didn't receive notice more than a few hours in advance (in email form)?