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The accident happen on July 4th no bosses were there that day so my team leader had make a report and sent it HR. HR will talk to me July 9th Monday. I'm 63 on the company is under a lot of finanical pressure.
The company has stated they want to change from "Old School to New School" I have been have been working at the same plant for 36 years
as of July 6 2012. But that is not a plus with the new thinking of the current owners. I'm on good terms with them. But i don't expect any mercy at this time because of the companies current finanical situation.
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Your employer would need to demonstrate that the accident that occured was 'your fault' and that you wilfully or wantonly disregarded your duty to the employer in causing the accident in order for you to be denied unemployment benefits.
Additionally, if you believe that your termination is due to discrimination based on age, since you are 63, and have been employed at the same plant for 63 years, you should file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
You can file a complaint using the instructions available online here:
The EEOC will investigate your complaint on your behalf and either file suit on your behalf or issue you a right to sue letter so you can pursue your claim against your employer through a private attorney.
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