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Is there a case against an employer if they are cutting your

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Is there a case against an employer if they are cutting your pay and your appraisals have always been good and there have not been any misbehavior/write ups? They are not cutting the pay of any other ee's within the company, just targeting one ee.
Hello again and thank you for your question. Generally there is nothing unlawful with an employer cutting an employee's pay unless the action violates a contract or is motivated by discrimination because the employee is a member of a protected class under employment discrimination laws or in retaliation for the employee asserting their rights under discrimination or wage laws. In other words, an employer is always free to change the terms and conditions of employment, including wages, unless one of the exceptions I mentioned above exist.

If the employee is a member of a protected a class and believes that is a motivating factor, then if they cannot resolve the issue with their employer via HR, they can file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC.
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