Can An Employer Unilaterally Change My Title and Job Description?
I have a job with a charity to do marketing.
The director is now my direct manager, and is quite difficult to work with. I tend to stand my ground, and she perfers not to have employees who never say no. It's one of those situations where the charity is fairly progressive, but the manager isn't, and has no idea she isn't.
While no voices were raised and no swear words exchanged, we had a fairly heated argument about my job this week. I explained that she seems to be unilaterally changing my job description and that I have enough work and responsibility without her adding on more - that I haven't agreed to a new position that she seems to be trying to give me, and that this potential new job, if she wanted to come up with a title, would mean more responsibility, more work, and thus more pay. It was a really good conversation to have, from my point of view, as it felt important to say these things before I'm let go.
She dismissed all my concerns and claimed that I have a very bad attitude that has been a concern for quite some time.
I'm working on some important projects that will wrap up mid-February, so I don't expect to be canned until then. In order to delay my firing til April or so, I have explained that all my employee reviews (usually completed in March), including the last one completed by her, have been excellent - straight A's, with no mention of a bad attitude. So if there are real problems in my work or my work personality, I would expect those to be documented in an employee review, and then expect to have time to fix those relations with staff.
Should I stick in out for a few more months until she can find or make up legal grounds to fire me? Does it seem she has grounds already? Can an employer change your role without any discussion or agreement on your part after years of service? And before I leave, can I be sued successfully if I send an email to all staff with legal advice on how to stand up for yourself - does that sort of email imply my manager has done something illegal?