My position was eliminated in July 2009 - but has now been rehired

In July 2009 my position was eliminated. I was a Food and Beverage Director. My position was recently "reinstated" and filled by one of my past associates. There seems to be no change in the duties that I was responsible for and the duties of the current associate. This was not an increase in tasks, as the assoicate that secured my positon was also replaced.
I had a very successful career with positive reviews and no discipline for over 10 years. The hotel did have a new General Manager that did make comments about my commitment and dedication to my position - and also was heard saying that I was not productive enough and was not sure "what my positon entailed since she had never worked with the postion prior"
I now am under the impression that the elimination may have been personal.
Please advise

1 answer  |  asked Nov 28, 2009 03:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

Patricia Pastor
Unfortunately, an employee may be discharged for "personal" reasons as long as the reason does not violate law. It may be wrong or even unethical to discharge an employee for personal reasons, a personality conflict or because you simply dislike the person. But it is not unlawful.

Your employer cannot discharge you because of your age, race, sex, religion, disability or in retaliation for complaining of unlawful discrimination. If you believe your employer has unlawfully discriminated against you, you should contact an employment lawyer.

posted by Patricia Pastor  |  Nov 28, 2009 12:53 PM [EST]

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