Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Demotion'
n : act of lowering in rank or position [ant: promotion]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Demotion'
A demotion is a reduction in an employee's rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body. A demotion may also lead to the loss of other privileges associated with a more senior rank and/or a reduction in salary or benefits. An employee may be demoted for violating the rules of the organization by a behavior such as excessive lateness, misconduct, or negligence. In some cases, though, an employee may be demoted as an alternative to being laid off, if the company is facing a financial crisis. A move to a position at the same rank or level elsewhere in the organization is called a lateral move or deployment. The opposite of a demotion is a promotion.
Within the continuum of disciplinary options available within most organizations, a demotion falls in the middle range of severity. Minor violations of rules, or the first violation of a rule will typically result in a verbal or written warning or a suspension without pay. At the other extreme, for severe violations of the rules, such as embezzlement or sabotage, an employee will typically be fired and/or the company will file criminal or civil charges. In sports leagues, when teams are transferred between divisions, the worst-ranked teams in the higher division are relegated (or demoted) to the lower division.[See more about Demotion at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- Demotion, Reprimand of Mulberry Public Works Employees Follows Work on Sidewalk
A Mulberry public works employee has been suspended and demoted, and another has received a written reprimand for working on a sidewalk construction project that the city had paid a contractor to build. Read more on this news related to 'Demotion'
- Lloyds Banking Group fined record £28m in new mis-selling scandal
Pressure on staff to get 'a grand in your hand' or face demotion led to bonus-induced selling frenzy, FCA says A shocking catalogue of sales incentives for bankers at Lloyds Banking Group has been revealed by regulators after the bailed-out bank received a record £28m fine for "serious failings" in its bonuses schemes. The 33% taxpayer-owned ban Read more on this news related to 'Demotion'
- Lloyds fined record £28m in new mis-selling scandal
Pressure on staff to get 'a grand in your hand' or face demotion led to bonus-induced selling frenzy, FCA says Former and current directors of Lloyds Banking Group could face having their bonuses clawed back, after the bailed-out bank was hit with a record £28m fine for putting staff under intense pressure to sell products customers did not want – or fa Read more on this news related to 'Demotion'