Q: Constructive Discharge question
case for constructive discharge? and what outcomes with a suit of that sort
Have worked for employer 12+ years, answer directly to partners & manage 2 staff employees, exempt pay status. Recently company decided wanted to make some changes for the company. Wanted me travel to week long out of state conferences, I agreed and even traveled for one of the seminars, but due to some complicated family issues, it became clear that traveling out of state seminars would cause problems for my family. Told them that out of state travel doesn’t work for my family and was immediately met with stern comments ‘they would never think of me the same again' since wasn’t complying with changes to my position. Things have now changed with regard to how I am being treated. There's negative talk behind my back & rumors made up & spread among partners about my husband & family. They've hired someone over me and my bonus substantially reduced. Now put to exempt status and loosing pay
A: Based on your facts, you likely have a case. Of course, you really need to contact an employment lawyer directly to review all the specifics of your case (this will also create a confidential and attorney-client protected conversation--which Justia's Q&A does not provide).
Some attorneys may charge for the detailed review, but it appears that you have a legitimate claim (with an actual probability of success), so you can legitimately look for lawyers that provide free consultations. Do look for a lawyer that practices in your area (if you live in the Springs this can include Denver).
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