Q: Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp. Sep Slip- Lack of Work, Job posted next wk.
Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at corporate.
When let go I had to ask for the separation slip which took 2-3 days+ before receiving. Could not get an answer from local management regarding why I was let go. Only response was didn’t know but thought there were changes at Corporate. Repeatedly asked local management to get information from Corporate and still haven’t received a definite answer. They finally gave me the separation slip with Permanent Layoff due to lack of work. I have now recently found that my jobs was posted within 4-5 business Days after I was let go. Do I have a case?
A: Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
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