Is it legal to demote an employee because they lack credentials needed for the job that should have been checked prior to being promoted?

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Is it legal to demote an employee because they lack credentials needed for the job that should have been checked prior to being promoted?

My employer promoted me to a courier position without checking my driving credentials fully. After I successfully completed all of the training and had been doing the actual job on my own for several weeks i was told that I was no longer allowed to drive or even be a courier. The rule is that any driver is required to possess a valid drivers license for a minimum of 3 years. I’ve had mine 2 years and 9 months. The demoted me and cut my pay which was a significant decrease. Not to mention the amount of hours I lost too. Soon I will lose my apartment. I am not at fault yet I’m being punished.

Asked on March 3, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

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