What if they hire a younger person to take my job and want to transfer me to a different job.

Age 57, earnings >$100k, manager, 10 years seniority. My employer has made it known that they want a young management team and set out to find a younger person to take my job. I have never been reprimanded for job performance and meet all company goals. They want to transfer me to another job, not in my field, and reduce my salary after I train the new manager. More than once the senior managers have said that they want a younger managing group. Is this a case of age discrimination?

4 answers  |  asked Mar 30, 2011 04:28 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (4)

Neil Rubin
I have but one thing to add. Do NOT file a charge of discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. If you do, you will limit your legal options. Good luck.

posted by Neil Rubin  |  Mar 30, 2011 4:11 PM [EST]
David Neel
I couldn't agree more with my colleagues. Contact a lawyer.

posted by David Neel  |  Mar 30, 2011 12:31 PM [EST]
Bruce Elfvin
You should also file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC as this will protect you in any retaliatory situations. At 57 this is difficult to go through, but you need to contact an employment lawyer near you to discuss this matter. I do not know where in Ohio you are so I can only suggest you pick someone nearby.

You can select one at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Mar 30, 2011 06:45 AM [EST]
Robert Kapitan
Based on what you wrote, yes, it is age discrimination. A transfer to a different position, particularly accompanied by a reduction in salary is an adverse employment action. Typically, tying that to your age is difficult to prove, but you appear to have direct evidence. I strongly encourage you to contact a lawyer listed on this site to discuss your case.

Robert Kapitan

posted by Robert Kapitan  |  Mar 30, 2011 05:54 AM [EST]

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