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When You’ve Been Demoted…

// Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse (Blog) // Keith Clouse

A demotion often happens because of factors outside of an executive’s control. Whether a demotion was fair or not, the way the executive responds can dictate his future professional career. Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment lawyer who represents executives in all sorts of employment matters, suggests that an executive who has been demoted:

• Remain professional. While it may be tough not to take the demotion as a personal offense, maintaining a professional stance can preserve the executive’s reputation.

• Consult with an employment lawyer to discuss available options. In some cases, the executive should remain at the company. In most other cases, the executive needs to start job hunting. If the executive has been accused of wrongdoing, he needs to address it.

• Get everything in order. If the executive decides to leave the company, he needs to carefully control his exit strategy. He needs to review any existing employment agreements or non-compete agreements and use them as starting points for negotiating his separation package.

While a demotion may be upsetting and embarrassing, it does not mean the end of an executive’s career. Proper rehabilitative work can help the executive move past the situation with grace. To discuss your employment situation with an employment law attorney, contact an employment lawyer in your area. This article is presented by the employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. For inquiries, send an email to debra@clousedunn.com or call (214) 239-2705.

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