What to do if I was fired for a very subjective reason that I beleiee really had to do with my age?

A customer complained about me and I had no managerial intervention or support. I have 33 years of ideal service on my record. I believe he used this “reason” to terminate me because of my age. I also believe that he is giving unsubstantiated “bad” references to people as I am trying to find another job.

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country one cannot be discriminated against based upon age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and the like in an employment situation. Such are protected areas under the law.

If you believe that you were terminated based upon your age (age discrimination), you should consult with a labor law attorney and/or a representative with your local department of labor as to what your legal options are.

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