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Choosing Employees for Promotion: A 6-Step Legal Process

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If you’re like most organizations, you’re relying more heavily on internal promotions than in the past. And as greater numbers of existing employees compete for coveted “inside” jobs, expect a corresponding rise in the number of failure-to-promote lawsuits when expected promotions don’t materialize.

HR people and business execs are aware of the legal dangers in hiring outside applicants. But many forget that internal promotions carry such risks.

Base promotions on job criteria

Private employers are typically free to decide when to hand out promotions and raises, unless an employment contract or collective-bargaining agreement puts limits on the organization’s right to pick employees for promotion.

But you still must keep discrimination out of your promotion process.

Reason: Promotions fall under the heading of “terms, conditions or privileges of employme...(register to read more)

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