My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
If you can establish that the company has established a pattern of not training employees over the age of 40 and then terminating them for requesting training, you may have enough to show that the company is engaged in age discrimination
. They would have to show some other reason for the termination
, but where there's a pattern, that can look bad for the company.
These cases are tough, because they require a lot of discovery and a lot of research. However, if you win the case, you're entitled to collect attorney's fees, in addition to back pay and reinstatement. That means that it may be worth collecting any information that you have and sitting down with a local attorney who may be able to help. You may also want to see if your former coworker is interested in joining the suit, because that can help reduce expenses if you work together. A lawyer can get records from the employer that can be used to look for other employees who may have experienced the same things you did, and that can also help prove the case.
A good place to find a local employment law
attorney is http://www.martindale.com
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