I was not fully interviewed for a lead position at my job that I qualified for. Another person got the job and i felt like I didnt get a fair chance. When I went to ask HR about my application, they told me that my manager ( who was doing interviews) should have interviewed me. But she never did. I later found out from my HR rep. That the manager threw away my application. What can I do about this?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Unless your manager discriminated against you on the basis of a protected classification, such as race or gender, or in retaliation for protected conduct, such as union organizing, or whistle-blowing, you have no legal right to a fair evaluation for a promotion. There are no laws against unfair or just plain lousy management.
In order to prevail you would need to show discrimination as discussed above. On another note this may tell you what your manager thinks of you so you may want to look for a different job as it appears to me your options for advancement are not great here.
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