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Off from Lockheed after 36 years of service. male 59.5 years

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Laid off from Lockheed Martin after 36 years of service. White male 59.5 years old. Prior to lay off date I was asked to interview for a job with Lockheed Martin in California. I interviewed and was selected by the interview panel for the position. Seven weeks went by where I was not looking for a job because I was told I had one. On December 3rd I was told the job was being eliminated. I was screwed over for seven weeks and multiple individuals were involved in this totally unprofessional process where the responsible director admitted fault. What are my options?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was a corporate ethics investigation which substantiated a failed process.
Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 1 year ago.


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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

This depends on a number of factors. Take an objective look at who was laid off and who was not. If you can assert that more older workers were the subject of the layoffs you may have a valid discrimination complaint.

You can file a dual federal EEOC complaint and Georgia Human Relations Complaint. You may also be abe to sustain a complaint with the California Human Relations Commission if you can assert the California Job was eliminated on a pretext to avoid offering the position to you. Both state agencies have an agreement with the EEOC to coordinate investigations. This means you can file one complaint with Georgia and one with California and check the box that you want the complaint to be forwarded to the EEOC

There is no cost to you to file the compalint, and the state agency can serve as a mediator to resolve the issue with your former employer.

Here is the Georgia agency:

You can find the local California HRC office here:

You also may want to consult an employment law attorney to discuss a private action. Most will meet with you to assess your case at little or no cost. Youcan find employment law attorneys here:

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