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  • Promotion offered but with a cut in pay Kansas

    I interviewed for and was offered a promotion for a new position that is a job grade higher than my current position at a national (multi-million dollar) healthcare company. I have been with the company for 18 years. They offered me a $1.40 per hour less than what I am currently making, even though the position is a promotion and my current pay falls within the pay range for the position. I am told it is for 'budget' reasons as well as the fact that it would not be 'fair' for me to make more than the guy that had been there 25 years. There was only 1 other person that applied for the job. Could this be 'age discrimination' since they are trying to get me to turn down the job so they can hire someone younger and cheaper? (I am over 40 years old.)

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    Is it possible? Sure, it's possible. Anything's possible.

    Is is clear cut illegal discrimination? Not even close.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      Kansas state age discrimination protection applies to applicants & employees 18 & over. So actually, someone younger than you (in their 20s for example) who didn't get a job could claim age discrimination because they were too young.

      It would be hard to prove age discrimination.
      Last edited by Betty3; 04-01-2013, 03:51 PM.
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        what happens if you refuse the promotion? Do you stay at your current position with your current pay rate? It is interesting that you already make more than someone a level above you. That in itself is enough of a reason to offer less. And has nothing to do with age.

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