Can my boss demote me after I have filed an affidavit implicating him in a harassment suit?

I reccenty signed an affidavit implicating my boss in a harassment suit. Since then he has threatened me, told me i could not afford to be involved, and told me that know one will believe me. I signed a second affidavit after he threatened me last Wednesday. Today he demoted me saying i wasn't fulfilling my job requirements. I have never even been written up or told that i was doing a poor job. The harassment suit is taking place at the same time as a fight for control of the company. I do not have an attorney. I signed the first affidavit because it was the truth, he is harassing people, and i feel that it is wrong. I know that his behavior is inappropriate but i don't know how far i should take it.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 3, 2010 12:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Answers (1)

Brad Glazier
It is illegal to retaliate against an employee because that employee opposes discrimination or particaptes in the discrimination case of another employee. Depending on the nature of the demotion - how much income you are losing as a result - there may be a case here. Feel free to call my office if you would like us to review this potential case.

Brad Glazier
Bos & Glazier
616.458.6814

posted by Brad Glazier  |  Sep 9, 2010 07:59 AM [EST]

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