Q: I am being demoted via divisional reorg. My previous position was not eliminated. Do I have to accept the demotion?
My new position also existed prior to reorg. There was no previous coaching to indicate I would be removed from my job. If I do not accept the new position, what options do I have beyond just quitting?
A: While your employer's conduct in demoting you is not unlawful in and of itself, you'll want to consider why your employer has chosen to do this. Do you think they had any kind of discriminatory motive for demoting you (i.e. based on your race, sex, age, disability, or religion?) If so, this action could form the basis of a discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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