A few months ago I went on a job interview in Winchester, VA and I had the feeling from the moment I walked in the door that the woman wasn't going to hire me. When I first walked in she asked me to have a seat and she would be with me in a few minutes so as I sat waiting for her a gentleman walked into her office (which I found out in the interview he was the Warehouse Manager) so they talked for a bit then I noticed the woman picked up a note pad and put it along side of her mouth to talk to the gentleman then a few seconds later I looked up to see the gentleman looking at me and the woman was still talking to him so then in the interview which was going pretty good until towards the end when she came out and said that I was over qualified for the job. She stated that job the was just answering the phones and filing which was nothing different than what I was doing at my last job. It was like she didn't even want to give me the opportunity to try. All my qualifications I received within the years of doing the job so it wasn't like I started out with all the qualifications that I have. I was wondering if there was something I could do?
Unless you feel the refusal to hire was discrimination against a protected claas, there in nothing illegal.
This response is only general information and is not legal advice. It does not form an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You should seek a qualified attorney before taking any action related to your inquiry.
There is no claim unless the failure to hire was for a demonstrably discriminatory reason based solely on your membership in a protected class (based solely on race, gender or religion as examples). Your qualifications, by themselves, do not entitle you to be hired.
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