Can an employer force you to change from a line position to an offline position and then in downsize that offline position in 45 days?

1 answer  |  asked May 16, 2001 5:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Changing Positions

I'm not sure what you mean by line and offline position, but that basically doesn't matter. In any case, just based on what you wrote, and assuming nothing more, the employer did nothing illegal by changing your job, and then eliminating your job a few weeks later.

However, experience tells me that employers too often try to hide illegal actions by arranging artificial transfers and lay-offs. To give you a complete answer to your question, I really need to ask you a question: Why do you think the employer transferred you and then laid you off? What is the real reason for the conduct?

posted by David M. Lira  |  May 17, 2001 10:45 AM [EST]

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