Is it legal to remove an employee from the position they were hired on as to a lower paying position without proper cause?

Asked on November 14, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is perfectly permissable under the law. That is unless there is a union agreement or employment contract that prohibited such action, or it directly violated company policy, or resulted from some form of actionable discrimination. The fact is that in an at-will employment relationship, an employer can set the terms and conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes salary increases/decreases and promotions/demotions.


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