Can your employer change your job title?

In most situations, your employer can change your job title. Job titles are typically determined by your employer for various purposes, including defining roles and responsibilities, setting compensation levels, and organising the workforce.

Employers may change an employee's job title for a variety of reasons, including the following.

Organisational restructuring

If the company undergoes a restructuring, merger, or acquisition, job titles and roles may change to align with the new organisational structure.

Changes in responsibilities

If an employee's responsibilities significantly change, it may be appropriate to update their job title to reflect their new role more accurately.

Career advancement

An employee may receive a new job title as a recognition of their career progression or to align with a promotion.

Clarification of duties

Sometimes, job titles are updated to provide a clearer understanding of an employee's role within the organisation.

Market competitiveness

Employers may adjust job titles to remain competitive in the job market, making positions more appealing to potential candidates.

If you have a concern about a job title change, you should discuss it with your employer or HR department to seek clarification and address any issues that may arise from the change. 

For more information regarding this topic, check out Indeed's article on whether your employer can change your job title.

Additionally, if you'd like further information about your entitlements as an employee, click the button below to read our article on Australia's national employment standards.

Can your employer change your job title?

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