Elk Grove, CA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California

Q: Are employees entitled to access/view job promotion and job description policies or is it confidential?

I was selected for a position which was a promotion for a job posting. But was told that it will be a lateral transfer, no promotion or raise. I was told that I will earn the promotion title after passing the 6 months probation and maybe a raise, but these conditions were not disclosed on the job posting nor during my in-person interview. They also mentioned that promotion only occurs in April during evaluation/assessment period. Is this a promotion discrimination? Because I exceeded the job qualifications for this position and have been in job for almost 10 years.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your employer has no legal duty to provide you with job descriptions or job promotion policies.

As unfair as it is, your employer has no duty to pay you more when you get a promotion, no matter how valuable you may be to the company.

As to discrimination, unless you can prove you are being treated this way because you are a member of a protected class of people, there is no unlawful discrimination.

Good luck to you.

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