Should Qualifications Be Overlooked In Promotions?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about job qulifications:

I applied for a job in my current workplace and met all the criteria and qualifications that were asked for. However, I now find out that the person who got the job did not have the proper qualifications. I feel that person should not have been even interviewed. Is this allowed?

Signed, Feeling Cheated

DearĀ Feeling Cheated:

There are no laws that require specific promotional processes, except those that protect certain groups from discrimination and bias. However, it certainly seems to be a situation that could cause bad feelings.

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