Waldorf, MD asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland

Q: I applied for a promotion with the company and was turned down for the job and someone was hired but was asked to do the

job but was not offered any additional compensation even though I was told I was not qualified. I spoke to the manager regarding possibly discussing compensation for the office management responsibility that I have been doing for the past 9 months and was ultimately accused of something I did not do and being told I was too aggressive. Do I have a case of discrimination?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hunt Valley, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: There are too many unknown factors involved here for a comprehensive answer. Generally, an employer can ask you to do additional tasks without an increase in pay. You suggest that there could be discrimination involved, but provide no basis on which to evaluate whether there is any sort of discrimination by the employer in the failure to promote/give raise or the disciplinary action. It may be worthwhile to speak with an employment/labor attorney who offers free initial consultations.

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