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Hello: I work for an at-will organization in New York state who has been merged into another at will organization in NY state. My position has been eliminated , but duties given to another colleague who is younger (I am 67) and not as competent. My boss, who eliminated my position wants me to tell everyone that i am retiring rather than say my position is eliminated. I have always contended that i am not retiring nor am i resigning. My question : are any of my legal rights being violated and why the strong desire to try to get me to say that i am retiring.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed the termination with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

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

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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help - Do you have any of these things in writing? Your boss trying to have you lie?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
no - my subordinates tell me
Customer reply replied 27 days ago
he has pressured me as well

Thank you for your information - unfortunately it is a difficult thing to prove that you have been discriminated against because of your status as an at will attorney. However, if that is the route you want to go - the first step would be to get your coworkers to write down specifically what they have been told/heard concerning your position. Then, go to your company HR to make a complaint about wrongful termination and workplace harassment. Once that has been completed, contact a civil attorney and he can bring a suit against your employer. It will be for wrongful termination, discrimination (based on your age), and workplace harassment.

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
thank you

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You were very helpful- thanks
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