In a mass layoff situation, the employer usually has selection standards and the employer tracks the impact of the layoff based on race, age, sex, etc.
You will need an experienced lawyer to analyze the layoff selection criteria and do a statistical analysis of possible age discrimination. If you heard age-based comments, that would support a discrimination claim.
If you cannot find a lawyer, you can file a charge of age discrimination with the EEOC and hope they investigate.
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You should consult with a local employment attorney about the possibility of filing a complaint of age discrimination against your former employer. You can search for an attorney on Avvo or contact the National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.
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