I am an RN, working for a Home Health Agency, my employer has mandated that I work as home heath aide at a lesser rate of compensation, is that legal, I live in Indiana
There's probably some loophole that makes it legal, but it certainly isn't right and I would report to the employment commission or whatever you have in Indiana. As an RN you should be able to get a good job almost anywhere, so if your employer doesn't like it, screw him.
The state of Indiana is a Employment At Will state . Which means your employer can fire , hire , layoff , suspend , promote, demote and set their own policies as they see fit . This is not in violation of state law unless there is a collective bargaining agreement or an employee is discriminated again . Discrimination falls under , sex , age , race, religion , disability and or national origin .
If you feel you are being discriminated against contact the EEOC . Here is their web site , and contact information and an explanation of the discrimination by type . Keep in mind the burden of proof is on the employee . Good Luck !
Discrimination by Type
Learn about the various types of discrimination prohibited by the laws enforced by EEOC. We also provide links to the relevant laws, regulations and policy guidance, and also fact sheets, Q&As, best practices, and other information.
Legal? yes, but why would you when nurses can literally walk down the street and get themselves a better job?
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