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If you believe you can prove that you would have been hired but for the fact of your age, then you can sue for age discrimination
. However, you cannot simply claim a number for your damages. Your damages are the amount of income you will lose as a result of this discriminatory hiring practice. If you quickly find another job, your damage may be very small. On the other hand, if you remain uenmployed despite your job seeking efforts for several months or longer, your damages could become substantial. Basically, the civil justice system aims to award damages that put people in the same position they would have been in had they not suffered a legal wrong. The objective is not to put people in a better position, so with rare exception damages are going to be linked to actual losses.
The pursue a claim you would want to file a complaint with the EEOC
. See here for more information on that process: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/howtofile.cfm
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