I have been working for a non-profit agency for a year. The job posting, along with job postings for the same job title since that time, stated that a BS degree was required. I have a BS degree.
Since I was hired, another person who did not have a BS degree was hired for the same job title. This person only has an AA degree and has been with the agency approximately four months.
This person has less education, experience, and qualifications than me and other employees in the agency, however this person was recently promoted to a supervisor position. There was no notice that a supervisor position was opening and apparently no other employees were considered.
The supervisor who held the position prior to this was promoted to a newly created position. I know the employer does not have to post position openings, but can they legally hire and promote someone who is less qualified than other workers? And let’s assume that the other workers do not have any negative performance issues.
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