Issue: What is a constructive discharge under Puerto Rico law?
|Area of Law:||Employee Law|
|Keywords:||Constructive discharge; Resignation of employee; Induce or force to resign|
|Jurisdiction:||Federal, Puerto Rico|
|Cited Statutes:||29 Laws P.R. Ann. § 185e|
A constructive discharge is defined under Puerto Rico law as “[t]he resignation of employment motivated by action(s) of the employer directed to induce or force [the employee] to resign, such as [to] impose or attempt to impose more onerous working conditions, reduce the salary, demote [the employee] in category or submit [the employee] to abuse or humiliation verbally or by action.” Law 80 of May 30, 1976, art 5, 29 Laws P.R. Ann. § 185e.