Checklist: How to Lawfully Demote an Employee

Checklist: How to Lawfully Demote an Employee

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A demotion is a change to a person’s employment that diminishes the status of their role, e.g. reduction in salary or duties and responsibilities, reclassification of the role. Demoting an employee may be necessary in varying circumstances. A demotion must be made either in agreement with the employee or if it is permitted by the instruments that apply to the employment, e.g. the employment contract, an award or agreement, or legislation.

Use this checklist to ensure that you act lawfully when demoting an employee.


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