Issue: What is a constructive discharge under Puerto Rico law?
Area of Law:
Constructive discharge; Resignation of employee; Induce or force to resign
Federal, Puerto Rico
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.
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