I've been given some work through an agency, I was led to believe that it could become a permanent position, I was told by the employer that they would probably advertise the position and I could apply for it if I wanted to.
Now, it's been suggested, by the employer, that if I apply for the position it's unlikely that I will even be shortlisted as I'm currently working for them through the agency and they basically 'just don't do that', I've not had anything official on this yet but just wondering where I stand on this as this seems like some sort of discrimination?
I'm qualified for the job, have lots of experience, and even though I've only been there 4 days the department I work for say they want me for the job, the head of department was also shocked and surprised at the position taken by the senior management, I'm assuming it's got something to do with the company not wanting to pay the agency some fees. Can they do this??