Shelby, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: I need to know if I have a claim for retaliation in workplace?

My DM said I would be promoted to GM once he fired the other manager for harassment. He didn’t fire him so I filed a hr complaint and they let the harassing gm go after investigation. Now he says well we will see after I talk to a couple of others. I have the text messages leading up to this and me working open to close for a month. Do I have a claim if he now doesn’t promote me for going over his head?

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David Allan King
David Allan King
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: There is no clear answer to this question, as it basically depends on whether a judge/jury believes you not getting the promotion was because of a good faith complaint.

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