violation of company policy, can i fight and win

My employer has demoted me and cut my salary by $7000 8 days prior to giving me written reason as to why the demotion was warranted. The boss spoke with me but I told her that I disputed the action. On the write up the paperwork was dated 03-22-07 but the boss signed 03-30-07. Can I fight the demotion and salary cut

1 answer  |  asked Apr 1, 2007 9:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Margaret A. Harris
Depends on the Motive

The most important question is, "Why did the employer do this to you?" An employer is pretty much free to demote people with or without a good reason -- unless the motive is illegal -- like discrimination due to religion, race, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, age, or retaliation for complaining about discrimination on the basis of one of these factors. And there are some whistleblower laws that provide employees with some protection. But, very rarely do the courts hold an employer responsible for not following its own procedures. Read about illegal motives either on this website or on www.workplacefairness.org, and then, if you think you have a cause of action, go to a Texas lawyer in your area who practices employment law. Check out the list of lawyers at www.telaonline.net. Good luck!

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Apr 2, 2007 7:30 PM [EST]

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