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Hello. I personally believe the board is discriminating because of my race and age (moreso age than anything). A few board members have made comments such as "What do you know? I've got children your age" or more recently, the chairman of the board contacted me about arguing my case against another board member and said, "let me give you some motherly advice. There's no point in you arguing your case with "John Doe", I know you're right, but just let it go. I asked her if she knew I was right, why didn't she say so and defend me? This same board member also responds to my emails in a very disrespectful manner, creating a very hostile work environment.
But to answer your question, the person who was in the job before was a previous employee of the Chamber who had the additional responsibilities of my current job added onto hers. This was an entirely different program that what she had been hired to do. When she asked for a raise due to the enormous amount of additional responsibility, I guess they figured she was raising too much sand and "phased out" her position. Then, less than a month later, they turned around and hired me for the part of her position that they'd recently added. She was also an African-American female.
My questions are:
1. Legally, can you be placed in a position in which no job description, personnel policy, nor org chart is provided to you, especially when you've requested it several times?
2. Can an employer "move" you from one position to another, such as a program coordinator to an executive director position, without an official job offer, training, and compensation, especially considering how much the two positions differ and the liability of going from one to another?
3. Is it considered discriminatory for a board to deny compensation for someone who has advanced from program coordinator to executive director?
Will do. Thank you!
Hi there! I have another question. Same situation as previously discussed... I was hired as the Program Coordinator of an organization. I had a direct supervisor (who was the Chamber President & CEO) who served as the executive director, and she reported to the board. She left and our we formed our own non-profit organization in January 2012. Under the old/current org structure, the person who is the Chamber president assumes the role of the ED for my organization. They have hired a new Chamber President, but he is not involved with my organization at all. Can the board force me to serve in this role? Can you be forced into a position you were not originally hired for--particularly a position that holds the responsibility of an ED? Can I refuse to take the position--just as I would any other position--without retailiation?
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