Do I have any legal rights?

I was told by my manager to make sure that I applied for a certain position since the other person who was applying wasn’t qualified. Then due to have a recurring medical issue with vertigo the past few weeks, I was told today that do to my

Asked on March 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this medical issue constitutes a "disability", which may be covered under tha ADA, absent some other form of discrimination playing a role, you have no claim. That is unless your not being given the promotion violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. Otherwise, you are an "at will" worker which means that your company can set the condtitions your employment much as it sees fit. This includes if and when to give you a promotion.

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