I am an employee that was in the banking industry over 37 years. My job was eliminated. I accepted a position with a company that has only been in business for Eight Years.
This is an interesting company that lacks experience on many issues regarding employees rights. I started 04-20-2015 and by Sept 2015 after receiving many verbal Kudos was advised that I was being reviewed for an increase in Salary. At the time there were three tiers of salary increases. I qualified for movement into the 2nd tier based on production call numbers that I surpassed. The email I received stated that A Q&A would take place. After several weeks I asked my team lead to check on this. She saw the email and I never received info, reasons, or the increase. The employee that stated this is no longer my manager. I am used to receiving an annual review and my entire work history (40) years I received an annual raise. In June 2016 I was asked if I would be interested in moving to a dept on a temporary
trial basis. (2) of us moved into this dept that contains salaried
employees making more income. As I have not seen internal postings, I went to the company website, saw the job description
, title and dept that I am in. I applied for this position, (since I know the job now) stating that I was a current employee and never received a response from the application. I have asked the manager that my salary is coming out of several questions with no firm answers.
I asked the person that trained me how I was doing and she praised me. When I ask when I will know I am getting pushed off with "Maybe this month".
I have two questions.
1. Do I have a legal right to see my personnel file for it's contents (with an HR Rep)?
I want to see if anything is documented in terms of compliments, statements regarding salary increase decline and an application to move ahead in a department that advertised a job opening on the outside of the company.
2. Are there any laws requiring employee/management annual reviews? There always were in the banking industry. In the banking industry as well with many other companies I have found that they hire from within first. Is this company driven or a law.