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This is an unfortunate situation,
if you are terminated you should be able to obtain unemployment benefits,
in NM, you can only be denied unemployment
if you were denied due to violating a company policy, or misconduct,
not poor performance,
That is good to know. I have no experience with unemployment as I have worked continuously my entire adult life and have always been considered an excellent employee
or what they are stating about you.
In terms of an age discrimination case, if you are 40 years or older,
you can file an EEOC civil rights complaint, and they will investigate the matter,
many times, if you file the EEOC complaint before the termination,
the employer may hesitate and try to work out a settlement with you,
and even offer you some severance,
That would be preferable as I must say I cannot imaging working with this individual happily
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Albuquerque District Office505 Marquette Street, N.W.Suite 900Albuquerque, NM 87102Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>TTY:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
you can file the complaint with the EEOC above,
and send a letter to HR stating that you have filed the complaint,
That is a wonderful suggestion and very good information. I would be entitled to 14 weeks severance if I was laid off
Thank you very much for the contact information as well.
In your letter to the HR, be detailed about the defamatory statements made about you, and mention that you feel your age is the reason you are treated this way, and that you were given no other option but to file an EEOC complaint
by doing this the HR may try to work out a settlement with you.
Yes, will do.
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