6 year professional ,dx serious illness supportive employer great evals annually, offered same salary less hrs when acute ill, now chronic - will need transplant organ) Suddenly change in contract to be signed with limited hours now hourly wage . He avoiding phone calls from me to discuss increasing hours, gave him written proposal ( less salary and hrs) and no reply. The contract states effective date one week prior to given to me. The current contract was signed in 2012,salaried etc renewed 2013 and due for renewal August 2014. I was not provided with what is expected duties for maintenance of present salary nor options for reduced salary. Am i still under previous contract? I feel discriminated and actions are punitive and unfair. Prev contract binding? Discrimination?
Potentially yes. But because I have not seen the contract and do not have the full story, I would tell you that you need to immediately reach out to an Employment Attorney in Jacksonville, NC. You need to consult with the attorney and provide him or her with more facts. Best of luck to you.
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The contract questions have to be answered by looking at the contract(s) & it definitely seems worthwhile for your to pursue that with an employment attorney. Based on the information you've included here there are several potential areas of discrimination that should be examined. It's not completely clear from your description, but it looks like you are not able to perform the job in the same way you did before you became ill. One question is whether you can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation by your employer, including giving you more time to complete tasks or allowing you to use leave intermittently. There are many more facts to consider & it looks like you would benefit from a consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.
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