wrongfully denied the right for an interview/employment

Hi,

I am a U.S. citizen, who worked for a U.S. multinational IT company. I applied within the same company for another position. The night before the scheduled interview, the interview was misteriously cancelled. The only explanation I got from my manager at the time was that HR has decided against me getting the position in spite of the fact that (supposedly) my manager and my manager's manager have supported my desire to move to a different position within the company.

I, as a U.S. citizen, strongly believe, that I was mistreated, or discriminated as far as my Employee/Labor Rights are concerned. Please advise if this is the case and if I have a case worth pursuing.

Upon request I will send the e-mail threads that includes my 1. request for an explanation from HR for the denial of an interview that was previously scheduled (almost a month past, but no response), 2. my thank you note to the company president and my explanation of why have I left the company (almost two months past, but no response), 3. responses from my collegues to my goodbye e-mail (reflecting the fact that I did a great job), 4. my goodbye e-mail to my collegues.

RI

2 answers  |  asked Jan 8, 2007 3:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (2)

Thad Harkins
I agree with Margie. There may be many "unfair" reasons that aren't against the law, so you need a basis to challenge under one of the laws governing workplace fairness, and NELA and the workplacefairness.org sites are the best places to start.

posted by Thad Harkins  |  Nov 6, 2009 8:17 PM [EST]
Margaret A. Harris
Possible Discrimination Case

You say you were discriminated against, but do not identify the basis for that discrimination. Was it because of your U.S. citizenship? Was it because of your gender, or religion? Not all discrimination is illegal. To read a good description of the types of discrimination that are illegal, go to the website of Workplace Fairness, a non-profit group that exists to educate non-lawyers about their legal rights. It is at www.workplacefairness.org. Good luck! If you believe, after reading that information, that you have a claim of unlawful discrimination, you should consult with an Austin attorney who is familiar with employment law. You may find the names of lawyers in the Austin area who belong to the National Employment Lawyers Association at that organization's website, www.nela.org. If the lawyer is a member of this group, that indicates that they regularly represent employees (not companies), which is good.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Jan 9, 2007 10:40 AM [EST]

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