Hello again, Dee.
State and federal law does prohibit employers from discriminating against employees due to their age (40 and older) and since they do offer training opportunities for younger workers, this does appear to involve unlawful age discrimination unless the employer has a bona fide reason for not offering people in your position training opportunities, which does not appear to be the case.
Given that it appears to involve unlawful age discrimination, your recourse would typically involve filing a complaint with the EEOC
. It would be best to also retain a local attorney especially if you have reason to believe the employer may retaliate against you for filing the complaint.
Whether it is worth pursuing is really a personal choice, but if you are truly interested in the training opportunities and have reason to believe the employer will want to avoid a lawsuit, and are willing to perhaps spend some money on attorney's fees if that becomes necessary, it could be worth pursuing even though you have not yet suffered any monetary losses.
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