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I worked for Manassas City Public Schools for 19 yrs., my

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I worked for Manassas City Public Schools for 19 yrs., my position was done away with . I applied for the new position, which I am more than qualified for. I did not get it. The person who did get it has never worked in a school cafeteria before. The manager , who is out on FMLA , is doing all the paperwork because the new person dose not know how to do it.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I'm sorry, Virginia
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: fulltime
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: there was a lot going on before with the director of food service before I was "let go" I don't know if that has anything to do with it?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Before we begin a bit more detail would be helpful please.

Do you believe you were treated differently than other candidates employees due to your race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Which protected class do you believe they discriminated against?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I believe the previous director did not like me. I have documents showing it
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.

Unfortunately, personal animus is not a basis for a claim unless it is rooted in animus against a particular class of individuals, such as an ethnic group or race. I am sorry to tell you that it is not illegal to just dislike someone and it is perfectly legal to decline to hire someone for that reason. It happens every minute somewhere in the country.

Now, if you believe there was a civil rights component to this then you need to file a complaint with the nearest office of the EEOC.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you spinning your wheels on this.

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Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Did you have further questions? Please let me know if I have answered your question.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

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