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Up until last week, my uncle, age 67, had been employed as

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Up until last week, my uncle, age 67, had been employed as a full time cashier for more than six years at the local Lowe's Home Improvement store (in the state of Massachusetts). He always received stellar work evaluations, never missed a day for any reason, always showed up to work even in the worst weather (while other employees called in sick), and even filled in when called upon by store management on his days off (when other employees, again, called in sick). The reason for his termination (or "lay-off" to use their term) was to "cut expenses". I realize the economy is in a funk and they have a business to run, but I can't help but think his age had something to do with it. Is there any type of recourse here?

Thanks in advance . . .

Frustrated in Mass
If he has reason to believe that age was a motivating factor, his legal recourse would be to file a complaint with the EEOC (www.eeoc.gov) and/or to hire an employment attorney.

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Is there any material you can direct me to online with respect to age discrimination?
You can find information on the EEOC's website (www.eeoc.gov).

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