If I jobs that used to be mine are given to new employee, is that legal?

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If I jobs that used to be mine are given to new employee, is that legal?

I have been in a department almost 3 years. Then 2 new positions opened up and were given to other people. further, the jobs that I have been doing the whole time have been given to the new employees.

Asked on August 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

This action is perfectly legal unless it violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract. The fact is that most employment is "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination. Therefore, unless your treatment is due to your race, religion, disability, age (over 40), national origin, etc., while seemingly unfair, it is permissable.


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