My wages were reduced by 40%. Constructive discharge?

Asked 9 months ago - New York, NY

This notice was given to me in the midst of a commission dispute with my employer. It feels like retaliation and constructive discharge. Thoughts?

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  1. James K. Lyder

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    Answered . You employer can downgrade your commission plan at any time if you are an at will employee and it was for a non-discriminatory reason. You have not provided information sufficient to determine if there was retaliation or constructive discharge. You need a consultation with an employment attorney.

  2. Ryan M. Finn

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    Answered . I would need more information. You may have a retaliation claim under NY wage and hour laws. Kind regards.

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  3. Vincent Peter White

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    Answered . I certainly sounds like constructive discharge to me, but I can't guarantee that unemployment will agree.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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