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I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation and am working on your answer now.
Do you have any reason to believe you are being targeted for layoff due to your age?
Does the company have a written policy with regard to selection of employees for layoff?
How long have you worked for the company?
In my department I am the only male and I am the only person over 60. I think I am being targeted for several reasons. I am the only one in the San Diego Office (the others are in the LA office.) I think my age, my sex and the fact that I am alone are reasons for being targeted.
The company has not written policy for layoffs other than what the severance package is for anyone laid off. The VP of our division was in San Diego last week and met with all employees. He made it clear that senority did not factor into layoffs.
I have worked for the company for two years. I should point out that my department was formed in Jan 2010, I was hired before this to do a sepcial study.
On my evaluation for 2010 I recieved an overall rating of 4 on a 5 point scale. 3 is considered the standard rating everyone should be at. I have also received 2 employee awards for outstanding performance (the latest in April 2011)
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