Can my employer cut my wages without notice?

My pay was decreased without notice,
while another employee that does the
same job kept the same rate.

Asked on June 1, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Does this action violate any union agreement or employment contract? Does your treatment constitute any form of actionable discrimination? If not, then I'm afraid that this pay decrease is legal. The fact is that in an "at will"employment relationship, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. For your part, you can either accept the pay reduction, complain and risk termination, or quit.

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