I was giving a Job Promotion in writing. All paperwork sign by administration in my department. All email documentation and paperwork is available. I'm a current UNION worker and I got a call from HR stating "They drop the ball" on there side and didn't go through the proper channels with fill out there paperwork. The facility had their yearly audit and the error was found. I'm more than qualified for the job. I was told I had to apply for the position. Then I would be able to be promoted but there "MAY" be a chance of me having to pay the funds back. Unfortunately, I feel like thats not my fault. Can you give me any guidance on how I should pursue this situation? Thanks for all your help.
North Carolina is an employment-at-will state where an employer can take any action against you for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. On these facts, there is nothing unlawful about employer's actions regardless of fault. The only recommendation I would have for you is to contact your union representative to discuss what options you have through the union or the collective bargaining agreement.
Kirk J. Angel, licensed in NC and TN, is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr. Angel, who has practiced employment law for more than 18 years, represents clients throughout North Carolina, Eastern and Middle Tennessee. This response is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Additionally, this response does not create an attorney client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer in your state who practices in the appropriate area.
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