When starting a new work position, the employer will generally give you a contract where the activities and benefits of said position are established. This same contract establishes a description of the position and responsibilities to be carried out in the company.
There are times when, depending on the performance or skills of each worker, the employer decides to change their position. This change is acceptable as long as the reasons for it are valid and within the legal scope. On the other hand, if an employer decides to demote a worker without giving a reason, or if the reason is illegal, this decision could cause problems for the company.
In the U.S., it is forbidden to lower a person from a position for discrimination due to race, color, origin, among others. Likewise, it is prohibited to discriminate for reasons such as retaliation or an employee announcing a pregnancy. California’s discrimination law supports victims of discrimination more extensively than other states in the country.
In the event that you, as an employee, have been demoted from your job position for illegal reasons such as those mentioned above, it is best to seek legal support with an employment law attorney. A specialized attorney will be able to guide you step by step through the claim process and will be able to fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
At the time of filing your claim, you could request compensation for the benefits you have lost by downgrading your wages and even for the emotional suffering that this situation has caused you. All these are valid reasons and deserve compensation. Situations like this one can be highly stressful and exhausting for those who suffer from them. Likewise, it will be possible to request compensation if you have developed anxiety or depression.
Our employment law attorneys at Lara & Luna APC will be willing to help with your job demotion case. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Feel free to contact us for help.