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Before you go too far, make sure there isn't some other underlying reason
for the demotion (and I don't mean to imply that there is).
It could be that someone has decided that the quality of your work is not
good enough but doesn't want to say so for fear of hurt feelings, and has
come up with this as a (cowardly) way to effect a demotion.
Rather than having to have a face-to-face meeting where you have to explain
to the employee that his or her work needs to improve (uncomfortable but
potentially a very good thing for the employee), some managers will find a
"sorry, I don't make the rules...." solution so that they don't come off
looking like bad guys. It's stupid, but I have seen this happen.
pstaples -at- nicherms -dot- com
Pete Sanborn said:
I don't want to proliferate a flood of "me-toos", but both Dick and Richard
are correct. The reasons EP's manager gave for the action taken is without
merit and is probably actionable. I agree that EP should be seeking a new
position and take their knowledge and experience elsewhere ASAP. If EP is
working in the US, it might be worthwhile to file a complaint with both the
EEOC and the NLRB.
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