1. You have reason to believe you age was a factor in making the decision to lay you off?
Its a possibility my co-worker age 48 who worked there for almost 15 years was also laid-off at the same time and he has a heart condition.
2. Did you receive a severance package or sign a release of claims?
Yes a severance package was provided with the stipulation that if a claim was made against the company then the severance would not be paid. And yes I have signed and submitted the form for the severance but have not received payment yet. It is due to be directly deposited into my checking account either on 7-15 or 7-29.
3. Were similarly situated employees who were significantly younger retain their jobs?
Yes, in fact there are 2 individuals that had just joined the company who are still there. One had joined about 2 months prior and the other about 5 months. The one who joined 2 months prior was actually moved into the group we were laid-off from as they are now understaffed. Both of the individuals are around 25, 1 that I know of for sure who moved into my group is here on a visa from India and both are straight out of college.
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