If my employer cut my salary by 10% and now wants me to sign a statement that I agree to it, do I have to sign it?

Asked on March 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you can't be forced to sign such a statement, however if you are an "at will" worker then you can be fired for not doing this. In fact you can be terminated for any reason or for no reason at all. That having been said, you cannot be terminated for your refusal if you are protected by the terms of an employment contract or union/collective brgaining agreement. Otherwise, youe company can setthe conditons of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).

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