pay cut

dear mel, two questions for you.
1.my boss recently informed me that i do a great job but he demoted me and cut my pay. do i have to accept this cut and if i quit, would i possibly be eligible for unemployment benefits?

2 answers  |  asked Aug 13, 2004 2:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Dana LeJune
Demotion & pay cut

Trish:
If you do not have a written contract of employment, and you quit, I do not think you will be eligible for unemployment compensation. If you don't have a unioon, and you want to keep your job, you do "have to accept the cut in pay."

posted by Dana LeJune  |  Aug 13, 2004 5:55 PM [EST]
Joe Gilbreath
demotion and pay cuts

Generally, in Texas private sector employees fall into two broad catagories (1) employees at will and (2) employees with contracts. Such employees at will can be discharged or demoted for reasons that would seem very unfair to you. Contractual employment varies from case to case. Both types of employees are protected from adverse employment actions that are discriminatory or retailiatory under a variety of different statutes. Obviously, we have insuffiecient information to give you any specific information. If you are from Texas you may call my office with more information and arrange for a consultation.

posted by Joe Gilbreath  |  Aug 13, 2004 3:56 PM [EST]

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