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stand and sue

stand and sue
 v. phr.— «There is no question that your managing director’s actions give employees a number of potential claims, not least of which is constructive and unfair dismissal—but are employees going to walk out of a job when there aren’t many for them to walk into? Possibly a bigger risk is that employees work under protest or “stand and sue” as it is sometimes known. This is where the employee continues to work but makes clear (usually in writing) that he or she is unhappy with the pay cut and does not accept the employer’s unilateral actions.» —“Employees must agree to a cut in pay before it can be implemented” Belfast Telegraph (Ireland) May 19, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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