I need advice. I am an assistant to an account executive for a marketing firm. I have been there since January. My old AE left company 1 month ago. I have been doing his job since then. The VP of company starting taking resumes for old AE's job. I ask him to let me have the job since I was already doing it and I know the accounts. He told me he was looking for someone with a certain type of experience. Then he hires someone who doesn't have that experience or any experience related to our company. The new guy has NO computer experience either which is something that is required of all assistants before employment. The AE's job requires heavy computer exp. in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, AS400, etc. I have all of that experience. The new guy started this week. I am having to trian him for the position as well as how to use computer. In the meantime until he learns the job I am still doing the job as well as my job. The AE position pays twice what I make as well as commissions. I have done the job of the AE for the whole month but found out I will not get the 1400.00 commission check for May. The VP of Mkt. will get it. For June I will still be doing the job and the new guy I am training will get commission. The VP does not like women AE's. There was another AE who was a woman who left company a month ago because her account was resigned. She tried to get my old AE's job and was told that there was not enough work to justify putting a full time person in old AE's position which was not true. The old AE's and I have 22 accounts which kept us both busy. If there was not enough work the VP wouldn't have hired this new guy. So the woman AE left company. I feel as if I am being discriminated against because I am a woman over 40. The woman AE who left was over 40 also. My old AE was a man who was 34 and the new guy is early 30's. I ask several times for the position and got different answers everytime. The VP always brushed me off. I am qualified to do job until VP found replacement and I am qualified to train replacement and qualified to still do job while replacement learns job, so wouldn't you think I am qualified to have the job and pay that goes with it. I even had to teach the new guy how to send and email. I cannot afford to quit right now and jobs are hard to find in our area, but I have to do something because I have got to the point where I feel used and even hate going to work. I did enjoy my job until my old AE left and I got put in this situation. I have been told by several people to file a lawsuit against company as they have a history of treating women this way. Should I? I am from NC.