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I have worked 21 years at the same company. They let me go 10-31-08 saying my job position was no longer needed. They kept 4 people who are considered new hires in the same department. Is there any legal action I can take for them letting me go, and not one of them?
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If you can prove that the persons retained were under 40 and you are 40 or over, you can file a complaint of discrimination based upon age under the Age in Employment Discrimination Act (ADEA) and you begin by filing a complaint with the state commission on human/civil rights and/or the EEOC. If you were an employee without a written employment contract/agreement, you were an at will employee who could be terminated for any reason that is not discriminatory (age/race/sex/disability). If you show some circumstantial case of discrimination, you could have a good claim.

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