California Employment Law
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well I feel like humillated, because he told me that I donot have the skills to do the job that he is going to hired another person to do my job and I am going to be the assistan I ask him if i do not know how to do the job why don't just let me go I am 61 years old and I am Mexican I can not forget the way he told me that I amnot apt to do the job HE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I AM NOT GOOD FOR NOTHING THAT I DON'T KNOW NOTHING
I am so sorry to hear that, Guadalupe.If the employer replaces you with someone you is significantly youner than you or who is not a minority and they are also not more qualified than you, that would typically provide you with grounds to pursue a charge of discrimination based on age or national origin against the employer, seeking compensation for lost wages and benefits due to the alleged discriminatory conduct by the employer.The charge of discrimination should normally be filed with the state Fair Employment and Housing Commission and it would also be best to retain a local employment law attorney to help you protect your right to compensation and prevent retaliation by the employer.The fact that you have worked for the employer for 7 years would suggest that you are capable of performing the job and that discrimination may be involved here unless the employer's business needs have changed recently, such that they need someone with a different skill set. In neither case does the employer's conduct suggest you are not capable or good for nothing.Here is a link to file a charge of discrimination if it becomes apparent that the employer is engaging in unlawful discrimination against you:http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/
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