I am a professional here to assist you. I appreciate your use of this service. I see that you were terminated and you feel age may have been a factor. Age discrimination is prohibited under federal and state law. A I am going to supply you with a list of all "protected classes" in the event you find that you also want to pursue other types of complaints. For example, disability. I provide this example specifically because you mention termination
due to a medical condition. If the condition is a disability, this may amount to employment discrimination
based on disability.
Federal and state law provide protections for certain "classes" of persons from employment discrimination. Those laws do not protect against all practices which seem unfair, rather it is only a discriminatory act against a specific class of persons which is prohibited. Here are those protected groups:
If you believe that discrimination was a motivation in the employer's action, then you may want to consider pursuing a claim with the US Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission or EEOC
. If you fail to file a complaint with the EEOC timely, then you may be barred from pursuing a civil suit later. The deadline can be as short as 180 days from the last discriminatory act. You may file a complaint by going to the following link:
An attorney is not needed to file a complaint with the EEOC. You may consider obtaining representation if you are informed by the EEOC of a right to file suit. Attorneys sometimes take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This is an arrangement in which the attorney is not compensated unless they are successful with the claim.
As to the unemployment
appeal, an attorney is not required. You may consider obtaining one however and if you do you may want to use the bar association lawyer referral service. This service will match you with an attorney meeting your needs. You can contact that service here:
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