Can my boss give my position to another worker?

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Can my boss give my position to another worker?

After 3 months of starting work, I got promoted to become the temporary cook. I was to fill the position until the permanent cook returned. Now, a year, later I have earned enough hours to apply for the permanent position, which I have done. The other day my manager told me that he wanted to train someone else for that position, to

Asked on April 5, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Hawaii

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Do you have an employment contract  or union agrement that prevents this action? Is it prohibited by company policy? Did your treatment constitue some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then you are an "at will" employee. This means that your employer can set the terms and conditions of work much as it sees fit. This includes who to promote and when.


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