Employment Law Help

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  • Jul 11th, 2021 12:56 am
Aug 6, 2015
5 posts
Hamilton, ON

Employment Law Help

I work for a public sector organization in Ontario. I’m currently on maternity leave and the person they have filling in for me is getting a promotion to a step above my position but I wasn’t offered or even informed of this. I had to hear it from a third party and not my own boss. I’m not unionized but I am in an employee group. Is there anything I can do, or do I just swallow it and the embarrassment this is going to cause me when I go back.

Sorry I know this sounds kind of whinny but I’ve been working there for 6 years and have always been told I do my job well. Then I go on maternity leave and this person fills in for less than a year and gets the promotion I’ve been working for. Just seems so unfair.
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Deal Addict
Jan 1, 2017
1826 posts
Why would feel an embarrassment?
Also do you know more details… what if the person at the higher position left and they needed to fill the position ASAP while you are still off.

Did you ever tell your boss you want to get promoted? Many people don’t express their desire to move up and their manager may think they want to remain in their current position long term.
Jan 9, 2021
42 posts
Maybe the person has more qualifications than you or he/she shows the desire to go up .

Because you are working 6 years or be a good worker that doesn't qualify you for upper position.

Instead of listing to other people maybe you want to have a talk with you boss and find the full detail.
Jul 13, 2021
7 posts
1 upvote
Before anything I suggest you talk to your superior about it than anything. You never know there may be other opportunities available. I would highly recommend mitigating the situation before pursuing any other routes. I am in the private sector but unionized but i frequently deal with non-unionized folks as well.


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