Boise, ID asked in Employment Discrimination for Idaho

Q: I've done a job for 7 years and now they are saying they require a bachelors degree. It is a contract position. Help

The position is a contract position with the National Guard. I have been employed here doing the same job for 7 years in May. There is no grandfather clause, no allowance for years of experience. Is this legal?

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Jeffrey Hepworth
Jeffrey Hepworth
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: The answer to your question requires more information about your particular job and the nature of your employment, such as when your contract expires. As a general matter, it is not necessarily illegal to change the job requirements/description of a position if done in good faith. However, it would be illegal if your employer is changing the job requirements as a cover for some other form of discrimination, such as age, race, gender, or in retaliation for some other reason. You may want to contact an experienced employment lawyer to discuss this matter confidentially and in greater detail.

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