I work for a large Security company as a Security Officer, I am the only officer at this client site, I have been there for nearly 5 years. Last week 11/25/19, I report to work and I notice another Security Officer already there (same company), he informs me that he will be replacing me immediately. I call up my manager and he confirms that I need to move to another location, the problem is I will be taking a pay cut from $19PH to $15PH and a extra 32 mile commute each way. I an not to happy with the choice I have also I was kept in the dark about this move, the guard who replaced me knew about it. Can I file for EDD benefits, could my employee retaliate and fire me for doing so.
Any suggestions or do I just learn to live with it and accept it.
As unfair and inconsiderate as this is, your employer had the legal right to do it and you have no real recourse. You are considered to be an at will employee which means your employer can change the terms and conditions of your employment at any time and for any reason or even no reason at all. That means you pay and your location can be changed without giving you advanced notice.
Applying to the EDD due to a $4 per hour pay reduction will likely not help you.
Good luck to you.
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I would go to your local EDD location and ask about your situation. If you received a pay cut and had to move to keep the job, you would be entitled to unemployment. This may be a wobbler but I would not give up on it without researching it further.
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