Employment Law

Employment law questions? Ask an employment lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I work for Ralphs /Kroger. My job along with 21 other people…

Customer Question
Goodmorning , I work...

Goodmorning , I work for Ralphs /Kroger. My job along with 21 other people is transfering to Nashville Tenn. If we choose not to go the company has jobs on line you can apply for. They said we are not going to offer jobs but you may apply for jobs in the company and if you qualify the same with someone outside the company they most likely will give the job to you.i asked the question if I dont apply for any jobs will I qualify for unemployment. Hr said yes. Now I am 69 and I feel the company is looking for younger people to fill jobs. I have 45 yrs of service.After two weeks I was pulled into the office and was told they have a warehouse job for me in Riverside which I am not qualified for. They said some people will not get jobs even though they interviewed. I did not interview for anything.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this unemployment issue with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

Last year I felt I was been discriminated because of age because of a situation that occured. He felt it was discrimination but that was not expertise.Ihad earlier applied for job that I was more then qualified but did not get.If they were going to offer me a job why did they offer one that I am not qualified for and 30 miles further away

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

Yes at will

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I think they would rather see me retire instead of give me unemployment or severance. The other people that applied and are not offered a position wil get both

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
3/29/2018
Employment Lawyer: Ray, Employment lawyer replied 3 months ago
Ray
Ray, Employment lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,266
Experience: 30 years in Employment law
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question, conduct and prepare your response.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank You
Employment Lawyer: Ray, Employment lawyer replied 3 months ago

You may want to wait here and turn it down.You can do a one day temporary job raking leaves, cleaning hose, mowing yard for neighbor or relative and list them as last employer and dodge all of this.

In the interim why not file with EEOC here claiming age discrimination.It is clear they aren't offering you anything comparable and hoping you will quietly retire.It might get you severance as they may want to settle or perhaps a better job offer.It sure cannot hurt to do so.

File here

https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from agediscrimination. It is not illegal for an employer or other covered entity to favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older.

Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are both over 40.

Age Discrimination & Work Situations

The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

I agree they are trying to force you to skip UI and then run you off.

I appreciate the chance to help you and wish you the best.

If you can positive rate5 stars it is much appreciated.Prayers to you here with all.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an employment lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ray Your Own Question
Ray
Ray
Ray, Employment lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,266
48,266 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years in Employment law

Ray is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care.

MildredWashington, DC

Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you

Happy CustomerDenver, CO

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Allen M., Esq.

Allen M., Esq.

Employment Lawyer

13,334 satisfied customers

Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

12,490 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

12,478 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

JB Umphrey

JB Umphrey

Lawyer

6,273 satisfied customers

Assisting employees and employers for over 14 years.

John

John

Employment Lawyer

4,029 satisfied customers

Exclusively practice labor and employment law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

3,007 satisfied customers

I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,893 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Employment Law Questions
I want to speak to a lawyer about age discrimination in
I want to speak to a lawyer about age discrimination in hiring practices … read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
1,193 satisfied customers
My former employer didnt reply on there deadline so it was
My former employer didnt reply on there deadline so it was up to twc they denied me because they said my reasons for quitting my job wasnt a good enuff reason i want to appeal it because my statement … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,355 satisfied customers
Hello! Maybe you do not remember, but a few years ago you helped
Hello! Maybe you do not remember, but a few years ago you helped me with one employment discrimination matter and I am still grateful to you for that. Now I have another issue...… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,490 satisfied customers
Both me & my driver was terminated 2 weeks ago thru no fault
Both me & my driver was terminated 2 weeks ago thru no fault of our own. Our warehouse was takaing by the Hwy dept due to the widening of I 35. We had been looking for a place to move but noone ever m… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
I relocated with a company 2.5 years ago. I am 49 years old
I relocated with a company 2.5 years ago. I am 49 years old and have 25 years of experience in my field. When I was hired on I was told that when the next directors position becomes available I could … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctor
3,071 satisfied customers
I was fired today for a practice that my company has been doing
I was fired today for a practice that my company has been doing since I started working for them 8 years ago. It had been policy to NOT protest unemployment claims, but recently a new human resource m… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
I will try and keep this as short as possible--The company
I will try and keep this as short as possible--The company I worked for did a reorganization and we had to reapply for jobs or apply for a new job that was created. I applied for the same position tha… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,606 satisfied customers
I am 53 year old woman and i there was an opening for a job
I am 53 year old woman and i there was an opening for a job that a woman had left the job. i had been trained as a back up since aug 2010. ten people including me had an interview. 3 mangament people … read more
Tina
Tina
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Mediator
Doctoral Degree
31,168 satisfied customers
Left NJ the end of Aug because I wasnt able to earn enough
Left NJ the end of Aug because I wasn't able to earn enough at my job to continue paying on my mortgage and high property taxes. Moved to Tenn and am renting. Nov 1st I started a job at CVSCaremark, w… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
2,893 satisfied customers
I BEEN WORKING AT THIS PLACE FOR 10 YEARS AND I BECAME A SUPERVISOR
I BEEN WORKING AT THIS PLACE FOR 10 YEARS AND I BECAME A SUPERVISOR AT THIS WAREHOUSE WHERE I WAS WORKING AT, WHEN THEY CLOSE DOWN THE WAREHOUSE THEY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS'T A SUPERVISOR JOB FOR ME A… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,490 satisfied customers
I have worked in a position for 4 years, salaried, no write
I have worked in a position for 4 years, salaried, no write ups or problems only promotions, the company is moving into a bigger building and my position is still there, but I was told I would not be … read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,606 satisfied customers
I work in education at a university. About five months i got
I work in education at a university. About five months i got a new supervisor who just had the job on a short term basis. This was until they had interviews for the position. The new supervisor was no… read more
Ellen
Ellen
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
649 satisfied customers
I am currently employed with a company and I applied for and
I am currently employed with a company and I applied for and interviewed for an internal position within the same company; after being offered the position, the job was put on hold for 2 weeks and the… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
I have heard there is a law in North Carolina that helps terminated
I have heard there is a law in North Carolina that helps terminated employees get funds or some other type of compensation from the employer in addition to unemployment insurance. Apparently, most oth… read more
Marsha411JD
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,490 satisfied customers
Hello my name isXXXXX I have applied to a position
Hello my name isXXXXX I have applied to a position at a company. I had 1 phone interview and 3 face to face interviews. I was told on 2 of the interviews that I had all the qualifications for the job.… read more
JPEsq
JPEsq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,086 satisfied customers
It was stated in my interview that shifts may range from 4
It was stated in my interview that shifts may range from 4 to 10 hours. I was given 6 to 8 hr shifts which I did - I mentioned to the supervisor that I figured out i was good for about 6 hrs -the last… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,478 satisfied customers
If a private school has repeatedly hired people younger than
If a private school has repeatedly hired people younger than me for teaching positions, some of whom were known to have a less than stellar work ethic and/or were less qualified than I, could that be … read more
Experienced Attorney
Experienced Attorney
JD
268 satisfied customers
I was told by the EEOC to give a dollar amount of what I ...
I was told by the EEOC to give a dollar amount of what I would like to get from a company for age discrimination. They said they would present it to them. I have no idea how much to ask for. What do I… read more
Fiancelawyer
Fiancelawyer
Doctoral Degree
4 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x