What is the name of your state? Michigan (sorry- I need to update profile- but it is MI)
I was hired for a 6 months contract-to-hire opportunity through a contract employer to perform a supervisory position at a local food manufacturing plant. The first day I arrived I was told that my job duties were changed due to another woman declining her position at the last minutes. I was told by several employees that women generally did better at this new position. Without knowledge I was moved to a lower level office position but remained with the same rate of pay due to the previously established contract. A male was hired to fill my position. Less than a month ago another male contract employee in the same position I was hired for left the position. At the time I was never explained that the position I was in was a lower level and would eventually mean less pay than I had been told with the initial job offer and when asked if I was interested in the position said that I would be interested in the job but would rather not have to change my work schedule if I could remain where I was. It was only when the positions were posted for final hire that I was told by several company employees but never management that the position I was in was a lower level with considerable less pay and less bonus opportunity. I contacted one of the managers in charge to line supervisors to let him know that I wished to apply for the position permanently.
Shortly later I was informed that I was being moved to 3rd shift- I wasn't happy about the short notice but was going to begin the following week on 3rd. The following day I again contacted the manager and asked how many positions were still available for line supervisor as that would also work better for scheduling, be the higher pay rate that I was told when accepting the position and the other position would not interfere with my husband's employment- wherease with the sudden notice to change shifts my husband_s job might be affected due to weekend care of our 2 year old son. I also contacted my contract employer to find out if they were aware of the possibility of me returning to the job I was hired for due to me finding out that I had basically been demoted prior to starting- a fact they weren_t even aware of. That same day I received a phone call upon arriving home from work that my contract was over effective immediately and no reason was provided. In the previous 2 to 3 weeks I had been commended by various of the upper management staff including the plant operation manager on my work performance and how happy they were with how things were. It wasn_t until I wished to move up to where I should have been all along that I was let go.
The following week they returned back to the recruiter and said that there were complaints made about me to upper management (all of a sudden) but they couldn't provide details as to what they were in reference to whom, where, when, what happened, etc. No complaints were brought to my attention, and no grievances were filed against to me to my knowledge there. If there were so many complaints made against me why did they want me to go provide support to another shift who needed my help? In the 6 months I was there I was told that in 17 years they had not had someone catch on so well- and I even taught some of them a few things to make their jobs easier! Was I let go simply because I dare asked to return to the higher paying position I was hired for in the first place???
I am seriously considering filing claims with the EOE offices (federal and state), but want to know if because it was a contract position it won't matter anyhow.