Discrimination, for the purposes of employment law, is any workplace action such as demoting, and promoting based on a prejudice of some kind that results in the unfair treatment of employees. With some notable exceptions, such as affirmative action, discrimination is strictly prohibited by a myriad of federal laws. Many states also have laws prohibiting discrimination and may be even stricter than federal laws.
Judy Schellenger responded to the requests regarding Acting Unit Operation Leader positions. “ Acting assignments are made by UCS management. A variety of data is taken into consideration, including, but not limited to system knowledge, performance history, attendance, disciplinary history, etc. No one in a new position, acting or permanent can be expected to have full knowledge upon entering the position. We realize there will always be learning required.” Currently the Acting positions being filled include a new hire, an individual with disciplinary history, and one who lacks system knowledge. Although management states the guidelines for the position, their actions are a complete contradiction.