Atlanta, GA asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Minnesota

Q: What are the legal actions I can take if I believe I've been discriminated out of a job position within my company?

I've been with my current company for over a year, which is the probation period before we can apply for another position internally. There's been an open position at my company since the previous employee vacated it back in March of this year. The position was posted in May, and I had applied to it being encouraged by senior staff I would be potentially working with. I have previous experience with what the position required, but was never called for an interview. When I did receive a call (the week of interviews being held), I was called by an HR employee that wasn't handling the hiring process for the position, and I was told there were more "qualified" candidates. The final candidate whom ultimately was chosen was a recent college graduate with no background experience in the position, and was originally an applicant for an intern position. The hiring manager had told me she was hired hoping she might have "picked" something up from her father that is a pilot with another company.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Missing from your question is *why* you think you were treated differently. If you were not considered for the position because of race, gender, age, disability, or some other protected class or protected conduct, then you may have a claim worth pursuing.

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