Do you believe that you were wrongfully demoted? Unfortunately, many employers demote their employees without just cause. They might demote employees based on illegal reasons, specifically discriminatory reasons. Do you believe that your employer wrongfully demoted you? If so, you might be in need of information about wrongful demotion.
Are demotions ever legal? What is wrongful demotion? What could you do if you were wrongfully demoted from your position? Do you have grounds for a wrongful demotion case? Should you seek legal assistance for help with your claim? If you have any of these questions, it is essential that you contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling employment claims. If you believe that you were wrongfully demoted, that your employer demoted you for unlawful reasons, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. You might even be eligible to receive compensation. If you would like to discuss your current situation with our attorneys and discuss everything you need to know about wrongful demotion, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our employment experts will evaluate your current situation and provide you with the guidance that you need. Do not hesitate to contact our attorneys today to learn more about wrongful demotion and how you should handle your current situation.
When is Demotion Legal?
Is it legal for your employer to demote you? The answer to that questions depends on the basis of the demotion. Demotion is legal as long as the decision to demote an employee is strictly based on the employee’s work performance. Consider the following hypothetical scenario:
With the growth of a company, the employee’s workload significantly increases. Although the employee always produced exceptional work, the employee has not been able to handle the new workload. The employer is either failing to complete al tasks but ensuring that the completed tasks are up to standard or completing all tasks with inadequacies. The employer decides that the employer is no longer qualified for the job, so the employee is demoted to a position which is less demanding.
In the example above, the employees work performance was not meeting company expectations. In this case, the employee’s demotion would be legal because the decision would be based solely on the employee’s work performance.
After you were demoted, did your employer claim to have made the decision based on your work performance? Unfortunately, many employers hide the true reasons for demotions behind alleged issues with work performance. Did your employer demote you even though your work performance was never an issue? Your employer might be hiding his true reasons for demoting you behind a false claim of poor work performance. If so, you might have been wrongfully demoted.
What is Wrongful Demotion?
Wrongful demotion occurs when an employer makes the decision to demote an employee based on reasons that are not directly related to the employee’s work performance and/or work ethic, for instance. According to federal law, it is illegal for employers to make employment decisions based on origin, sex, disability, age, color, and religion. Some states, like California, also have similar laws. Based on California state law, it is illegal for employers to make employment decisions based on origin, color, race, religion, pregnancy, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and many other personal characteristics. If your employer made any employment decision (such as a decision to demote you) based on any of the protected personal characteristics as established by federal and state law, you were likely wrongfully demoted. Wrongful demotion occurs when an employer demotes an employee based on discriminatory reasons. For more information about wrongful demotion, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
What Can I Do if I was Wrongfully Demoted?
What consequences can an employer face after demoting an employee without an express right? If an employer wrongfully demotes you, they are in violation of employment law; therefore, they are likely to be subject to the scrutiny of the agencies that handle employment law. Employees who are wrongfully demoted must file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is a federal employment agency that oversees and enforces all employment laws. If you were wrongfully demoted in California, you could pursue a charge through the Department of Fair Employment and Employment (DFEH). The EEOC and the DFEH work similarly; the only differences between the two being the types of discrimination they protect employees against and the circumstances under which they could take action against an employer.
Besides going through the EEOC or the DFEH, employees who were wrongfully demoted could also pursue civil lawsuits against their employers. You could only pursue your wrongful demotion claim after you have been given the express right to do so from wither the EEOC or DFEH. If your wrongful demotion lawsuit is successful, you might be eligible to receive compensation. For more information about what you could do if you were wrongfully demoted, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Do I Have a Case?
Without a doubt, it could be difficult to determine whether you have a case for wrongful demotion. To help you determine whether you have a case, consider the following questions:
- Did my work performance change in any way?
- Has my employer previously complained about my work performance?
- Has my employer previously discriminated against me?
- Is my employer discriminating against me with the decision to demote me?
- Is it possible that my employer has been discriminating against me during my time in the workplace?
- Do I have evidence of past discrimination?
- Did someone with more “favorable personal characteristics” replace me in my previous position?
After reviewing some of the questions listed above, you might have a better understanding of whether you have a case. If your work performance was never an issue and your employer had discriminated against you in the past, you likely have a case. For more information about everything you need to know about wrongful demotion, including everything about what you should do if you were demoted, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts will provide you with the guidance that you need.
Employment Attorneys to File a Lawsuit for Wrongful Demotion
Are you interested in reviewing more information about wrongful demotion and your right to pursue a claim? If so, you should contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law group dedicated to representing all employees who have been victimized in the workplace in one way or another. At California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, our employment attorneys believe that employers must be held accountable for their actions. Do you believe that you were wrongfully terminated? If so, you likely have grounds to pursue a charge with the EEOC or DFEH (if you are a Californian employee). You might even have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit against your employer. If you are ready to discuss your wrongful demotion with our lawyers and learn more about everything that is relevant to wrongful demotion, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is dedicated to helping employees. Because of that, our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations, our wrongful demotion experts will be available to evaluate your current situation, answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with the guidance that you need. During our free second opinions, our experts will focus on addressing the issues created by the incompetent attorney that previously handled your claim. Whether you are ready to begin your claim or your claim is in need of redirection, you could trust that our attorneys will provide you with the guidance and legal assistance necessary to act appropriately after being wrongfully demoted. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the employment lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, contact our law firm today.
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