hi, I was hired on 2 months ago as a temp employee at at hospital because a coworker of mine is on FMLA. I have never missed a day and have not heard any negative feed back about my work. I emailed my direct boss a month ago to ask about my job status and if I should apply to any of the perm opens that were aviable in my department. I recieved an email that told me that she had already sent in for a change in my status and that all she needed was an effective date. A week later I called hr and left a message to find out my employment status. I was than contacted by my same boss via the phone and told that I went over her head and that I was told to wait for her before I did anything. I sent an email of apology because she was quite angry on the phone. Since than I have heard nothing back and someone that has left position has been filled with someone that works here. I would like to say I am one of 2 black employees out of over 80 that works in this business office. I believe I was the only temp hire on when I was hired and I am puzzled as to what to do. Should HR have notified my boss of me checking my employment status? The only reason I was asking was because I am in dire need of the benefits.Thanks
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Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
This is an unfortunate situation, I do not see what you have done wronbg, unless their was a written policy about employees not going to the boss directly, however, in this situationm since you have not been given any direction or response about your future, you can send a letter to HR asking for clarification and see what they state to you.
If you think your race may be a factor then you could file a civil rights complaint through the EEOC or State civil rights office.
West Virgina, is an At Will State so under the law, the employer can terminate any employee at any time or create any policy for employees to follow.
For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in West Virginia, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: West Virginia
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HR never responded to me when I left a vm asking about my status. My boss in the phone converstion told me that I am not to contact hr about my status that I am to go through her only. She also told me on the phone that it my status change goes through her boss and he was on vacation at the time. He has since come back and I have heard nothing. .As I said before she was very angry and I would be hesitant to send a letter when hr reported to her and never did respond to me.
At this point you can either wait or send a letter, it is unfortunate that they are treating you this way, however, if they their is no change after two weeks consider sending a letter to the employer so you have evidence that a request was made, and the letter could help you in the future if terminated, and you are trying to obtain Unemployment Benefits.
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