salary cut to hire new employees?

Hello Mel

I have been working for a Travel Agency close to three years now. My Salary has been cut 3 times since then. I was advised in advance but I did not give written permission. Despite this pay cut, my boss has hired new employees. Rumor has it that they are making more than my starting salary. I was told that if I did not accept the cut I could leave. My boss has told me that I am diverse well liked and that my work is satisfactory. Is it legal for him to cut my salary and hire new employees (apparently at my expense?)

1 answer  |  asked Mar 1, 2003 9:40 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Cutting Pay

The general answer is that the employer can cut your pay as often as it wishes. The caveat would involve a question: who is getting higher pay than you? For example, if you are female, and males are getting higher pay in the same position, that is discriminatory, and illegal. You might have the same result if the differences are based on things like race, national origin or religion.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Mar 3, 2003 08:50 AM [EST]

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