I have been working for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas for 32 years. I have work in a clerical support position, and have been trying to raise my job classification. I have a Bachelor's Degree in a Law related major, and have filled in many times in reception areas of my department. A former employee quit her job as receptionist, and I was placed there for 1 month to fill in, until they knew if she was leaving or coming back. I put in my written request before a hiring decision was made to take her job regular( full time) and not just temporary
fill in. I was told to take the job 4 days a week, and go back to my other clerical job on Fridays. All of the workers at this reception job, want me to stay there, we all click and get along. The boss over there never made any complaints to me about my performance, and said I was a breath of fresh air, compared to the other lady who quit. I again, after a month, put in my notice to the hiring person at the Common Pleas Court that I was adjusting well, and would like to stay there, since they had no other time to use on the leaving employee, and she cleaned out her desk. The answer I got from the hiring person, was they already hired someone for Anne's job, and that I didn't have enough reception experience. I was doing reception more than 10 years on the lines filling in at the main office. My boss at the other job also approved a move for another clerical staff employee to go to a new job, without her having any trouble. Is that a fair discrimination
case. Should I file a grievance with my union, speak to the Admnistrative Judge, and how should I present myself to get Anne's job back. Can they bump the other hire out if I file a complaint, or could this cause retaliation
for me. This has happened about 4 times already to me, and I have excellent work reviews, no disciplinary problems, and get along with everyone. This has given me low self esteem and depression. Do I have any rights?
Donna M. Dubs