Employer promised me a raise

After 3 months of working with my employer I was approached about a promotion and a raise. I was given the added responsibilities however was not given the raise. When I asked about the raise, she just kept saying,

Asked on January 2, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, District of Columbia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a written agreement regarding this raise, then I'm afraid that you have no recourse here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. Accordingly, you could be given added responsibilities but not a corresponding raise. That having been said, if you had an agreement, then you are owed for all work done and at your new rate.


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