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How could I solve this situation in a professional way?

I have a difficult sitaution at work. I am feeling discrminated. This started when I joined my work as a temporary staff with a male colleague. This male was given better training and was entitled to more tasks than I although we had the same job description. When I discussed this with my boss, he said that he prefers a male for these tasks. A year passed and I could prove efficiency. At the same time, the office needed to select regular staff among the temporary staff. Although we had a job interview and written exam, the management selected the most important person to the office and didn't much care for the exam and interview results. This person has become my boss as a result. Although I proved efficiency, I still feel bad because of this unjustified descrminative situation. How could I put an end to that situation in a professional manner? I love my career and doesn't want to quit but I can see that this situation negativly affects my career development.

Asked By: Sara - 5/11/2007
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There is never an easy way to go about a problem like this. I would say all you really can do is continue to work hard and prove that you are a hard worker and efficient at what you do. That is the only way to really fix the problem you will never get upper management to change their minds by complaining. They will... More
Answered By: Bre - 5/11/2007
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When you say work as "temporary staff", do you mean through a staffing company? If so, then you have no recourse. You were never an employee, and so the employment law stuff doesn't apply to you.
Answered By: Omaha - 5/11/2007
 
Find a job where they like you.
Answered By: SMEAC - 5/11/2007
 
They are breaking the law http://www.eeoc.gov/types/sex.html Stand up for your rights and file a charge of employment discrimination. http://www.eeoc.gov/charge/overview_charge_filing.html
Answered By: sandstone901 - 5/11/2007
 
your a temp, you got nothing, they could call your temp service tomorrow and say they do not want you anymore. race/sex card won't work here
Answered By: smars442002 - 5/11/2007
 
I am a white male and have been discriminated against in the work place for a number of reasons. Sometimes the guys who are most similar to the boss get close with the boss, Sometimes the boss percieves that you are not right for a certain job although you think you are. You need to stop feeling the victim. If you... More
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Answered By: reptaur - 5/11/2007
 
Your story doesn't specify if you are employed by the company or a separate temp agency. I'm assuming you are an actual employee. Your supervisor crossed the line when he said that he "preferred a male" for those jobs. He showed personal preference based on gender, despite other traits the job required... More
Answered By: mrsdagle - 5/11/2007
 
Unfortunately, if the promotion and hiring decisions are being made by the person who told you that he "preferred a male for these tasks" you may be fighting a battle that you can not win. It sounds like you will need to start looking for another job with another organization that is in need of someone with your... More
Answered By: hr4me - 5/11/2007
 
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