What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?PA
Here is my situation. I'm in PA. I have been with my current employer for 5 years. They recently lost a major contract worth about 40% of our business. I was told that as of Dec 8th they will no longer have a position for me and I will be demoted from a management position down 2 levels to an entry level position. My salary will be reduced from 50k a year to 29k a year. I will also lose my $200 a month car allowance and expense reimbursment. I have never received less than a good or excellent review, 4's and 5's on a scale of 1-5. There are no discipline incidents of any kind on my record. If I don't accept the demotion am I quitting? Will I still be eligible for unemployment? I feel it is not a reasonable position and I have done nothing to deserve this demotion. They are doing this to 17 other district managers and it seems obvious the whole purpose is to force us to quit instead of laying us off and paying severance and unemployement. Is there any type of legal protection against this? Thanks for any help anyone can give.