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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.
She may consider filing with EEOC here.It is possible they are trying to force her out of her position and practicing age discrimination and possibly sex as well.While she is an at will employee here they cannot discriminate.Often employers use a smoke screen like this situation to try and remove and older employee.
I see that she did nothing wrong here and to me it is clear they are trying to remove her because of her age and sex.They cannot do this, a complaint here is warranted.Such a complaint here would arguably make it retaliation if they fire her or suspend her after the complaint.You would then file a second complaint claiming retaliation here.
You would get right to sue letter from EEOC and then may sue for damages in unresolved.It is also possible to back these folks up, she may consider a lawyer to protect here from such discrimination and retaliation here.EEOC gives her rights here apart from being an at will employee.
Consider an employment lawyer to protect her from adverse personnel action here and save her job, also seek compensation for discrimination.
I am so sorry she is having to deal with this.I wish you both the best here.I appreciate the chance to help you today.