RIF'd; rehired at lesser position/less pay; no chg in responsibilities

During a company-wide RIF in Sept. of 2001 I was advised that my position had been eliminated. My boss advised me that they did have a lesser position available at reduced requirements and a reduced salary (2/3 of my then salary). They did not want to lose me..did I want the lesser job? I accepted. Six months later, my job expectations and performance criteria are no different than they were before the 'elimination' of my job. In fact, responsibilities continue to increase..my current salary has not increased. Can an employer eliminate your job position; rehire you at what is presented as a lesser position without changing job expectations?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2002 1:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to Colorado

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Eugene Duran
RIF

Judy:
The employer may have acted within its rights; however, in Colorado, the law of fraud is developing, and depending on what the employer knew and what it represented at the time the representation was made may constitute fraud. Please contact me if you would like a consultation. 303-984-9333

posted by Eugene Duran  |  Mar 15, 2002 3:30 PM [EST]

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