I am an engineering technician in a job for 16.5 years. It is public employment for a city. Yesterday I was given a memo telling me my position was being eliminated because a program called "Good to Great" recommended to the city council that my position should become an EIT--engineer in training--a registered, but not professional engineer. All these years I have been doing essentially the same duties that an EIT will do. I am 7 months from retirement, and in January the city asked a supervisor, and then me, when I was planning on retiring. I know this is a ploy to hire someone younger and cheaper because I make a good salary. A young EIT will work for less and will probably be in his/her 20's or early 30's. I am 64. Also, last year 2012, I used the city's health reimbursement account to the maximum for a health problem, and I know they were not happy paying the claims. Do I have any case for age discrimination in employment and a forced retirement?
I should probably mention that my performance reviews have all been positive, and I have received raises every year. No disciplinary actions.
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