I recently worked seasonally for a company. We were told some of us would be re-hired... (more)
I recently worked seasonally for a company. We were told some of us would be re-hired. I have worked for the company previously and am very skilled in my particular department. I worked with a guy who had told everyone several times that he was hired based on our female supervisors attraction to his appearance (which he claimed she had stated in the interview). He had another job and was only available 4 days a week (which was previously unheard of due to the demand of open availability) and was never shown how to work a register. My supervisor hinted several times that I would be returning after we were all laid off and not to worry. So when we were all laid off I waited for a call, but soon learned that my former co-worker had received it instead. The female supervisor he said "loved" him was higher than our direct supervisor. So I'm assuming she is the reason that he was re-hired (although this is just speculation, I see no reason why my boss would have led me to believe it was me and then choose someone else). If this is the case, is it legal? And if it isn't, what can I do?