7. When Does an Employee Have a Right (Obligation) to Quit? - Feat. Rabbi Tzvi Goldstein

Shu"T First, Ask Questions Later

Nov 21 2023 • 34 mins

When does employment become servitude? Rabbi Tzvi Goldstein presents us with a responsum of the Chavos Yair (no. 106) which addresses a contentious dispute between a woman and the girl she hired to work for her. When the latter claims she is being mistreated it raises the question whether she has the right to unilaterally pull out of her employment without financial repercussions. This question gets to the essence of the Jewish framework of employment.