Hello. If the job(s) were legitimately eliminated by the company, then you would not have a claim for age discrimination. However, if the positions are still open and the company filled the position(s) with younger people after you and the other person were let go, then you may very well have a claim for age discrimination (Age discrimination can be actionable if you are over 40 and let go from a position).. If what they did turns out to be unlawful under the age discrimination laws, then what you signed regarding not taking action against them will be null and void. Your best bet at this point is to contact your local office of the Iowa civil rights commission which, in turn, will file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Here is an internet link to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission website:
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