Promotion of an employee

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  • Promotion is the advance of a position with an increase in duties and responsibilities.
  • Increase of salary is incidental, and not required.
  • Acceptance by an employee is required for a promotion to be valid.

Concept

“Promotion… is the advancement from one position to another with an increase in duties and responsibilities as authorized by law, and usually accompanied by an increase in salary.” (Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. v. Del Villar, G.R. No. 163091, 06 October 2010)

Increase of salary is not determinative

“For promotion to occur, there must be an advancement from one position to another or an upward vertical movement of the employee’s rank or position. Any increase in salary should only be considered incidental but never determinative of whether or not a promotion is bestowed upon an employee.” (Echo 2000 Commercial Corporation v. Obrero Filipino Echo 2000 Chapter-CLO, G.R. No. 214092, 11 January 2016)

Requires acceptance by employee

“An employee is not bound to accept a promotion, which is in the nature of a gift or reward. Refusal to be promoted is a valid exercise of a right. Such exercise cannot be considered in law as insubordination, or willful disobedience of a lawful order of the employer, hence, it cannot be the basis of an employee’s dismissal from service.” (Echo 2000 Commercial Corporation v. Obrero Filipino Echo 2000 Chapter-CLO, G.R. No. 214092, 11 January 2016)

References

  • Jurisprudence or Supreme Court Decisions
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