Can I sue over breach of agreement on status of rehire when my job was eliminated?

After 10 years my job with a Fortune 100 company was eliminated due to downsizing. I was given a period of time to apply and secure another position within the company prior to a termnation date. I applied for over 60 different positions pre termination and post termination, being declined on all. As part of my severance agreement, I was told that I was eligible for rehire but believe my rehire attempts are being blocked by my former supervisor who I believe also discriminated against me for age. I believe that I am on a no rehire status to date, even though my termination was not due to cause. What recourse do I have in seeking compensation? Do I have a potential case?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 16, 2014 07:10 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Sebastian A J Davies
This is a very complicated question to answer. First, without knowing your age it is difficult to know if this is age discrimination. With that said, if you are over 40 you meet the threshold for age under California Law. Do you actually know your employment status or is it your belief that this is the reason for the rejection? If you would like to discuss this matter further many attorney's like myself provide a free consultation to determine the strengths and weaknesses in a potential claim. You should definately speak with an attorney in person.

posted by Sebastian A J Davies  |  Jul 16, 2014 08:33 AM [EST]

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