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I am 64 years old. I was a store manager making 70,000 a year. I was on medical leave for 15 weeks. when cleared to return to work by my doctor i was told there were no manager positions open.This was july 1,2017. I was offered a job as a furniture lead at 15.80 per hour. I tried to work but the phisical demands have been too much for me to handle. I have doctor documentation to this effect. Can i still file for unemployment?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet...im still working but i can barely walk at the end of my shift

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Greetings! I am a legal expert on the site and am working on your question.On review of your facts, you have a good case.Company has to accommodate and cannot discriminate based on age.You want to prepare your case by creating a time line starting from the earliest event. For each event, write down key details and witnesses and if there is a document that relates to it, save it and refer to it. This timeline can be very valuable in narrating your case and presenting it later in a concrete and specific way.You may want to have an employment lawyer negotiate for you.The eeoc is a federal agency charged with reviewing discrimination complaints. www.eeoc.gov is its site and you can pursue a complaint using it.If needed, court is an option too.Please let me know if that is acceptable and feel free to reply back and follow up
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By being prepared and pressing your claim, the other side should feel the pressure and consider the risk of losing and legal fees. That realization can help bring about a settlement!Is my reply clear?
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