can i sue my company for not giving me a raise

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can i sue my company for not giving me a raise

I started working for my in 2014. and after reading the emails from the company, about opening a dental office.
I drive a mobile dental tractor trailer for fairhaven community health clinic. So I decided to ask for a raise.
I spoke to the CEO about this raise,and was told to ask a
new doctor that is new to the clinic. this person was givin the job of managing the dental program.

I went to this person and told him abo conversation with the CEO. over the corse of emails im still waiting for it.
I have emails from him I ask in march 2017 and now we are at the end of 2017. 2038509184

Asked on December 7, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue about not getting a raise unless you had a written employment contract which guaranteed you the raise. Otherwise, without a contractual guaranty, 1) there is no right to a raise--ever: you can work for someone for 50 years+ without ever getting a raise; 2) an employer is free to set or change your compensation at will--i.e. your pay is whatever the employer decides to pay you; and 3) an oral (spoken) promise, or a written statment (ike in an email) that is not part of a contract is not enforceable.


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