Were you wrongfully demoted? Unfortunately, many employees are demoted from their current positions to other positions. Demotions can cause a lot of embarrassment, specifically to the employee who is being demoted. Although demotions can occur within the boundaries of the law, it is possible for demotions to be illegal. Do you believe that you were wrongfully demoted? If you believe that you were wrongfully demoted, you might be interested in discussing your current situation with an employment attorney.
If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims. Our employment attorneys have successfully handled illegal demotion claims in the past and could help you with your potential claim. If you would like to discuss your claim with the knowledgeable attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
What is Wrongful Demotion?
A wrongful demotion occurs when an employee is demoted for illegal reasons. Some of the perfectly legal reasons behind demotions include all of the following: the employee’s poor performance in his or her current position; the employee’s shortcomings in regards to the skills necessary for his or her current position; the employee’s current position is being eliminated. Without a doubt, demotions can be fair; however, many employers demote their employees for illegal reasons.
Illegal reasons to demote employees include discrimination based on race, color, religion, disability, age, sex, and sexual orientation, for example. It is also illegal for employers to demote an employee as a retaliatory response to the employee’s actions. It is unlawful for an employer to make any employment decision based on discrimination or as retaliation. If you would like to learn more about wrongful demotion, do not hesitate to contact our employment experts at your earliest convenience.
What are the Consequences of Wrongful Demotions?
A wrongful demotion is likely to come with a few consequences, both for the employee and for the employer. The employee might be demoralized by the situation (especially in situations where the employer previously had some sort of authority). The demotion might come with a pay cut, meaning that the employee is likely to suffer the loss of income. The demotion might also come with a cut of hours. In some cases, demotions also leave the employees ineligible for some of the benefits that they previously earned, such as insurance or stock options, for example.
What consequences could employers face? The most important consequence that employers could encounter after illegally demoting their employees consists of claims. Employees could resort to federal or state employment agencies that enforce employment laws. Employees might even pursue civil lawsuits against their employers after being wrongfully demoted. Without a doubt, wrongful demotions could cause a lot of difficulties, both for employees and for employers. Because of that, employers should always ensure that their employment decisions are made within the scope of employment law.
Do I have a Case for Wrongful Demotion?
You might believe that you were wrongfully demoted; however, it might be difficult for you to prove it. In many cases, employees have to spend some time evaluating their entire experience in the workplace prior to the demotion. For instance, some of the questions that are likely to arise might include the following:
- Is my demotion a direct result of my work performance?
- Has my employer acted negatively against me in the past?
- Has my employer discriminated against me in the past?
- Have I received unfair treatment because of my race, color, gender, age, or any other protected personal characteristic?
If your demotion was based on discriminatory reasons or retaliatory reasons, you might have a case for wrongful demotion. You should seek legal assistance as soon as possible to learn more about what you could do in response to your wrongful demotion from your previous position.
What Can I do about being Wrongfully Demoted?
If you were wrongfully demoted, could you do anything in response to the demotion? The action that you take depends on what you are interested in pursuing. Employees who have been mistreated in the workplace generally have a few options. Some employees choose to file claims with the EEOC-the federal agency that oversees employment laws. Because the EEOC does not cover all types of discrimination, some employees might benefit from filing a claim with their state employment agency (not all states have these agencies). California, for example, has the DFEH-an equivalent to the EEOC at the state level that covers more types of discrimination.
Besides pursuing charges with the EEOC or DFEH (or any other state’s employment agency), mistreated employees also have the option to pursue civil lawsuits. To pursue a civil lawsuit, you must first be granted the right to sue from the employment agency with which you initially filed your claim. After being granted the right to sue, you will be able to contact a lawyer to discuss the possibility of filing a claim. You will likely need to provide your attorney with extensive evidence. For more information about your options after being wrongfully demoted in your workplace, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and request to discuss your current sitation with our attorneys.
Attorney to File a Lawsuit for Wrongful Demotion
Would you like to discuss your wrongful demotion claim with the knowledgeable attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group? If so, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm that has dedicated many years to representing employees in a variety of unfair situations. Our employment lawyers have extensive experience handling a number of employment claims-including claims for wrongful demotions. Wrongful demotions are serious; at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, we believe that employers should be held accountable for these actions. The experienced employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
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