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If there is a larger pattern or practice of replacing older employees with younger and less qualified ones, then that is highly suggestive of age discrimination, which is illegal. At this point, the best next step is typically to file a complaint of age discrimination with the EEOC. The EEOC will investigate and attempt to mediate a resolution with your employer. That not forthcoming, they will either file a lawsuit on your behalf or issue you a "right to sue" letter, which will enable you to sue in civil court with the assistance of an attorney.
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