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i have been working in a place for about 3 years and still

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i have been working in a place for about 3 years and still havent got a raise everyone else has but me is that legal
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 8 years ago.
It is certainly legal. An employer is under no obligation to give an employee a raise. A raise is normally based upon the employees performance and given at the discretion of the employer. The only way you would have a case against your company, was if in your employment contract, there was a clause which entitled you to a raise, each year, based on certain circumstances. If you met the criteria and the company was not giving you the raise, you could have a cause of action for breach of contract. If you think you deserve a raise, simply sit down and speak with your boss. Explain to them how and why you are an asset to the company and why you think you deserve a raise. There may be reasons you have not received a raise after 3 years, which your boss may tell you.