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Have you lost a job of 25 years because of AGE????

I was let go 11/14/08, been with this company for over 25 years. I am wondering if I have any recoure as far as court action.
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An “at-will” employer - that is, an employer who reserves the right to terminate employees without cause - generally does not need to worry about such claims. Like all other employers, however, an at-will employer still must be concerned about many other possible claims.

Possible Claims of Discrimination Upon Employment Termination
All employers need to be cognizant of possible discrimination claims arising from employment termination. To prevail, the former employee would have to prove that he or she was terminated, at least in part, because his or her employee’s protected status (gender, religion, race, national origin, age, disability, etc.).
 

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The official statement is eliminated my position. How would I go about proving age discrimination. He did say in a meeting with us managers that "it is a curse to have old foggies working here".
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RENNERIZE,that ""curse" is a good start.I went through this problem a few years back, sued and won. Then I stayed working there for another 5 years. Go to the yellow pages and find a Lawyer that specializes in employment rights. Give him all the facts. He will tell you if you have something or not.Bulge
 

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Discrimination is hard to prove but if you can do it you won't have to worry about the job ... Get a good Attorney who deals in this type of law and talk to him ... The EEOC might be on interst also (equal employment opportunity commission) deals with these cases all the time and they are on your side ... This is a Government Agency but they love to play hard ball with employers in most cases, if they think you have a case ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 

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It was said in front of several managers, but I am afraid they will not say it is true because they are afraid of losing their jobs.
 

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Don,

They have to offer you Cobra in the mean time if the insurance you had with them is no longer in effect ... Its the law ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 

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Yes but it is very expensive. I broke a tooth this very morning and now no dental insurance.
Go figure>>
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Terminating you right after you had a heart attack sounds like a violation of your civil rights. Get a lawyer. HMB
 
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How many of those managers would lie in a court of law? It may be them in the same spot in the near future.

You said something about a heart attack 3 months ago. I'm sure the lawyer will want to know all about that as well. Being singled out for age and health maybe as good as start as any.

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I have never lost a job,but have not been hired for the reason,and also recently after 13 yrs of service and 4 yrs as captain the town I work for eliminated my position and while everyone else wil recieve a $.50 pay raise at the first of the year I will only get $.40 along with my demotion.......HANG ON TO YOUR UNIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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