Louisville, KY asked in Employment Law for Kentucky

Q: I was terminated from my job 3 weeks ago with a communications company in Kentucky.

I was terminated from my job 3 weeks ago with a communications company in Kentucky. Toward the end of the workday on Jan 27, 2017, I was called in, and was explained to me that my employment was being terminated because "the company decided to go in a different direction with my department". I asked what it was that made them come to their decision, was it something that I did or did not do to cause it, did I breach a company policy? All I was told was a repeat of what I was told before in addition, the manager stated he "cannot not go into details".

I will say that I am 61 years old, had worked for this company since last August on a contract basis before being brought on as a direct employee in November.

Furthermore, I was not counseled or warned, either verbally or written that my job was in jeopardy. I even mailed a letter to both the owner and manager. No reply.

I probably know what the answer is but is there recourse?

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A: These claims are very fact specific, but you may have a claim for age discrimination and you may also have a claim for unpaid overtime if the company misclassified you as an "independent contractor."

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