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I was demoted 8 months ago without a salary reduction, is a

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I was demoted 8 months ago without a salary reduction, is a salary reduction at this point legal, presumabley to force me to quit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks for submitting your question today.My name is John. I have over 13 years of legal and consulting experience in this area. I’m happy to assist you with your question today

Salary reductions are legal in the sense that if your employer reduces your pay and you continue to work, then you are considered to have accepted that offer and to be working under those terms. However, under the eyes of the unemployment laws you can quit for reason of a cut in pay of approximately 20 % and you would be considered to have quit for good cause attributable to the employer and qualified for unemployment compensation. That is the only remedy available to you however.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My salary has not been reduced YET. The demotion came 8 months ago and I think they just want me to quit. If offered a reduction in salary what are my options?
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

You can accept it and keep working, counter-offer and see if they accept your counter, or quit with cause and collect unemployment.

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