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Have you notified anyone of your belief that you were discriminated against?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.You need to file a pension appeal with the pension board. Unless you can prove that the only reaon they are doing this to you is based on your age/race/sex/disability/national origin, it would not be a discrimination claim. The fact they have discriminated against you in the past on other things, you had to raise that discrimination at that time. In this matter, you need to file an appeal and you need to prove to them that as the former employee you were already under the 20 year pension and you were grandfathered in when you transferred to the new job, you were not a new employee.If your appeal to the pension board fails, then you can take it to court, but you have to start with the formal appeal to the pension board as part of the rule that you have to exhaust your administrative remedies.I would urge you to use an attorney on your appeal, as it will greatly increase your chance of success in this matter.