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Good morning. Did you receive good evaluations?Why do you mention discrimination? Are you of a different national origin, race, disability, or etc. when compared with other employees there?What state are you in? Every state has its own labor and discrimination laws.My best,Jane
I taught 4 classes, 3 classes were able to submit evaluations. 2 classes evaluations were not good. This was my first semester evaluation. Before now, chairman of my departments aid it is typical of the first evaluation in the college. He received similar thing in his first semester, others ps said such evaluations are typical in teh college.ofessor
Discrimination because the evaluations used against me was written by students at the end of December. Job application deadline was Dec 6 I believe other candidates did not turn in their end of Dec. evalaution.
I am in IL.
I am a from different national origin and race, I am the only African among all Faculty.compared to other
Repeated: I am from different national origin and race, I am the only African among all Faculty.
From everything you've told me so far, the basis could be that you were a different race and national origin. I need to know your state before I can give you info on what to do next.
OK, Illinois. Please give me a minute to look up that information for you.
Please what do you think about my second question, ignorance of hiring... I left another job to come to their college
Since there are, no doubt, enough employees, you can file a race and national origin complaint here: http://www.state.il.us/ihrc/forms/complaint.pdf (that's the state agency).
You can contact the EEOC here: http://www.eeoc.gov/ (there’s a ton of great information at this website!) (That's the federal agency).
If you start with the state agency, in most states they’ll file a complaint with the EEOC on your behalf at the same time.
There are deadlines for filing, so don’t delay!
Complaint investigations are free. They’re not always the best, XXXXX XXXXX do get a free investigation. If it looks like they are going to file a “no cause” finding, withdraw your complaint before they do. That way, if you go to court, a “no cause” finding can’t be used against you. In re: your other question, it's my understanding that you've worked at this employer for quite a few years. You could try to bring in an estoppel argument on leaving the other employer, but if it's been many years, that may not go anywhere. Plus, you could only really use that argument in a lawsuit, not a discrimination complaint.I can also send you info on how to go about finding/hiring an attorney in your area (but I think you should first file a discrimination complaint, since you may be able to come to a settlement, and it's all free).My best,Jane
I only worked for them for a semester and other faculty claimed their evaluations are not always good for the first semester regardless of national origin.
Sorry about all the questions - it's a bit harder than having a conversation in my office.Can you clarify - are you still working there, but just didn't get the tenure track position?
I will proceed to file a discrimination complaint. Please send me an info on hiring good attorney in my area, just in case. I live in Jacksonville about 30 minutes from Springfield IL.
I am still working there.
The original problem was that my boss offered in my letter of appointment to process Green Card for a non-tenure temporary position. last Nov. she found out this as a wrong step, she re-advertized the position for Tenure track one for normalization and also for labor Certification. She claimed all the while that she was very impressed at my job, being the only instriuctor there and teaching more classes than the college required of Faculty
Yes, you should talk with attorneys with at least five years experience, with a background in employment discrimination law, employment contract law, and immigration law. (You may only find this skill set combination in a large law firm, with many attorneys, and lots of other resources).
In Illinois, if you want to find an employment attorney you may want to first try through this organization:
You can find trial attorneys through here:
Another place is the bar association’s web site: http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/Your county bar association may also have an attorney referral service. However, be aware that many (not all) of the attorneys who sign up for this service are relatively new, or hurting for clients, and may not be the best attorney for you.I'd talk with at least two attorneys before hiring one.
Don’t actually HIRE an attorney without first checking references. And don’t try to pick the attorney’s brain on the phone. Schedule an appointment and visit the office, like you would for a doctor!BTW, I hope you are not using a work computer for any of this. You only have limited privacy rights with work computers! My best,Jane
Unfortunately I am using work computer but at home. I have acess to a non worok computer, what do I do?
Oh, my suggestion is not to use a work computer for anything related to a work-related compaint. I'm not a computer expert, but be sure to wipe all record of our conversation off your work computer.
Thanks will do.
Do you have any other questions? If not, would you please be so kind as to "accept" if I've answered your question?
I hope that you have given me every necessary link/ url. If you have given all, I will wipe out our conversation and accept. Thanks so much
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