Elkridge, MD asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Small Claims for Maryland

Q: My job was classified as a lower role, despite me performing the same duties as the high level role. Is this legal?

During my transition from temporary hire to permanent position was rewritten as a lower role than my counterparts due to varying education levels. The job function and responsibilities are identical but I’m paid $25k less.

1 Lawyer Answer
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: An employer can generally make any kind of job classification they wish, and change descriptions and set pay scales for most any reason except they cannot do this for reasons that are illegal. Setting different pay bands based on educational attainment or years in the industry is on its face legal.

While not legal advice, I hope this helps answer your question.

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