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1. I am on medical disability and my employer changed my job description and duties without speaking to me about the details of the changes and she has already made the changes and hired someone to take over partial of my duties.
ANSWER: If you were on FMLA leave, which is typically provided where an employer has at least 50 employees, then your job would normally be protected and this action by the employer would be illegal. However, since your employer appears to have fewer than 50 employees, they would normally be free to modify your job duties upon return from leave, subject to my discussion of the ADA below.
2. My employer is also changing my pay structure and asked me to sign the new proposal, which I have not as it is not only different than when I was hired but it's less pay.
ANSWER: Since FMLA leave does not appear to apply, the only basis for recourse against the employer for taking such action would typically include either unlawful discrimination, retaliation, or violation of an employment contract or employer policy.
First, if you have a disability under the ADA, which is not clear to me, or are being treated less favorably than similarly situated younger workers and are 40 or older, or are a member of another protected classification, that could provide a basis to pursue a claim of discrimination against the employer.
Here is a link that discusses what is a disability under the ADA. If this appears to fit your situation, then you could allege disability discrimination with the HR department and ultimately file a charge with the state Fair Employment and Housing Commission if the matter is not promptly resolved (your former pay and duties restored).
Or, if the employer is retaliating against you because you filed a worker's comp claim or asserted some other legal right, that would typically consistute a violation of law.
Finally, if you have an employment contract setting out the terms of your employment and the employer is violating that, then you would typically have grounds to pursue a breach of contract suit for your lost wages and benefits due to the breach.
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