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Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by classic454321, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. classic454321

    classic454321 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Let's say you are a computer specialist for a University (in Florida) and you are a state employee. You work with five other employees. They jobs are:

    Network Administrator
    Testing Lab Proctor
    Computer Lab Assistant
    Interactive Television Coordinator
    Online Video Class Coordinator

    They work a specific job and some of them are higher ranking and higher paid. Let’s say they all quit to find better jobs. Your boss changes your job description, stating that you will take over those jobs, which I here is legal. No change in title or pay. Other computer specialists in the same department who work exactly the same job, just in another building are not effected.

    The performance appraisal allows for merit raises and advancement. But because of these extra jobs your performance appraisal is less than it was before. But the other computer specialists in the same department have high appraisals because of no added work.

    Here's the question:

    As a state employee in Florida is there any way I can protect my self from this inability to advance/be considered a good worker?
     
  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Short answer - no. Nothing in the law is going to force your employer to promote you, added duties or not.

    This falls into the possibly unfair but not illegal category.
     
  3. classic454321

    classic454321 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So what if based on because of lowered score, you can be demoted or layed off, if demotions or lay offs take place. Does anything protect a state employee against that?
     
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    Nothing I can think of.
     

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