What is the law if I was told that I was not qualified for a position but was not told how to qualify or what the qualifications for the position were?

Asked on April 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It's not clear from what you write if you were applying for a job with a new employer or applying for a new position with your current employer. In any event, unless this action violated an employment contract or union agreement it was legal. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes not informing someone how to qualify for a job or even what the qualifications for it are. Therefore, unless your treatment constitued some form of actionable discrimination (which you did not indicate), it was legal.

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