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Quiet firing is a “passive-aggressive approach to performance management.” This concept can show up in different ways — both deliberately and inadvertently. Instead of outright firing employees, these managers will make the workplace as unpleasant as possible, by encouraging employees to quit or neglecting them through lack of feedback or resources.

What to look out for
Though it can be hard to decipher whether or not you’re being quiet fired, experts say there are several red flags to watch out for:

  • You haven’t seen a salary increase after one to two years
  • You don’t receive any meaningful feedback from your manager
  • Your manager avoids engaging with you
  • You’ve been singled out to answer tough questions at team or company meetings
  • Your ideas are disregarded
  • You aren’t being challenged or given additional opportunities and projects
  • You’re left out of meetings, events and/or social gatherings

Changes related to work responsibilities:

  • Reassigning important job responsibilities to other employees
  • Demoting an employee, or changing their job description
  • Not assigning promising new opportunities
  • Setting up unreasonable performance targets
  • Giving an employee responsibilities that are undesirable or misaligned with their role
  • Preventing an employee from receiving a well-deserved promotion

Changes related to compensation:

  • Pay cuts
  • Preventing an employee from earning more by taking on extra work or overtime
  • Not providing expected yearly bonuses or raises

Changes related to working conditions:

  • Changing work hours or regular shifts
  • Increasing workloads to unreasonable or unmanageable levels
  • Forcing an employee to relocate
  • Taking away “perks” such as an office or parking spot

If you believe you’ve been a victim of wrongful termination by quiet firing, please reach out. Our employment law team knows California laws and can help you fight for justice.

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