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    I was passed over for a promotion by an African American female who had been with my company for only 4 months versus my eight plus years. Both of us had occupied the same position, and in the past, all the promotions had been given based on seniority (I had the most seniority and was next in line for a promotion). However, this employee did not meet the minimum qualifications for promotion the company requires for being in a current position for a certain amount of time and was still selected ahead of two white candidates (including myself) who met all the qualifications for the position.

    The reason we were given was she was more experienced/qualified. How can she be more qualified if she did not meet the minimum requirements for the position? I was then given the same promotion about 3 weeks later, but in a much less desirable location requiring me to move out of state, after I had previously been told I would not have to move. A day after my promotion, a second African American was promoted, again not meeting the minimum requirements of the job and recieved a preferred location.

    The person that is responsible for making the promotions is African American as well as both candidates he promoted that did not meet the minimum requirements. Do I have a case of race discrimination here?

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    Did you ask this question previously?

    She could have more experience based on her past work history.

    What other evidence, other than the immediately obvious fact that her skin has a bit more melatonin than yours, do you have that this was racial discrimination?

    Edited to add: here is the thread I was thinking of.

    http://www.LaborLawTalk.com/showthread.php?t=179586
    Last edited by mommyof4; 11-08-2007, 06:04 AM.
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    • #3
      Based on the fact that two times, people were given positions without meeting the requirements of the position, and both times, they were African American. No one else was allowed to be promoted without fully meeting the criteria.

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      • #4
        I'm pretty sure that you asked the same question and recieved the answers in your other thread (granted, it was under a different name and this time you listed MO, but.... ). The circumstances are remarkably identincal.

        So, again...

        If you feel you have a claim, contact the EEOC.
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        • #5
          They could have been more experienced/qualified based on past work records and, therefore, exceptions made to the seniority "rule."

          If you believe you were discriminated against, you can contact the EEOC but be prepared to prove your case.
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