Discrimination on the Job

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Question: I was recently laid off work as a biomedical technican, allegedly for "reduction in force" needs. I suspect that my selection for dismissal was primarily based on my age (44yo), as a recently highed 22yo female technician was retained despite having almost no experience and still being trained. I can't afford high lawyer consult fees so what can I do to determine if I have a valid claim?

Answer:

In Arizona, there are two agencies that handle employment termination issues if you feel that you have been wrongfully discharged. One agency is the Arizona Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. This division enforces state and federal laws that prohibit discirmination in employment, voting and public accomodations by investigatingand litigating civil rights complaints. The other agency is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Phoenix District Office, the EEOC investigates complaints about wrongful termination based upon race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or if you believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter.

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  • I was recently laid off work as a biomedical technican, allegedly for "reduction in force" needs. I suspect that my selection for dismissal was primarily based on my age (44yo), as a recently highed 22yo female technician was retained despite having almost no experience and still being trained. I can't afford high lawyer consult fees so what can I do to determine if I have a valid claim?

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