California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
It hasn't been stated, of course, that my age is a reason to force me out. I am paid more than my colleagues in similar position. I think it's more that I have been in a relatively autonomous role, in charge, and am not able to adapt well to the new fiat of (counter-productive) procedures and processes, which a younger employee could handle more quickly by a flexible nature and via e-mail, computer, etc., more adeptly than I.
Through conversations, I know there is dissatisfaction among the other (younger) co-workers.
In sum, I think I am being forced out because I can't keep up, and I voice my reservations about failing at something that I have been succeeding at.
Don't want to buy more of your time, but what is best approach to take when I end up at EDD?
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Thanks for allowing follow-up. Yesterday campus director gave me an ultimatum to quit or risk being fired. No one else in office, no recording, nothing written.
Next time we meet I'll ask for something in writing.
My plan: check employee manual for
Long-term disability with my firm (wife's coverage includes me; she is reluctant to use that option) Not sure if if I have LTD...on check it says AD & D, Supp Life.
Get an sick days excuse from Pulmonary physician, whom I'm seeing today for asthma and insomnia. add LTD request.
Take as many sick days as I can (+200 plus hours accrued). Vacation days are deleted.
Resign, with a letter waiving age, other claims, in exchange for benefits.
Company cannot fire me with good cause as I am good worker, but they will likely find one now if they look hard enough. Stress has caused me to make poor decisions and use poor word choice, too much emotion.
Let me know. Thanks.
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