Comments such as we prefer younger workers might some evidence of age discrimination, if there are other indictors of age discrimination as well. To fall under the protection of the federal anti-age discrimination statue you must be at least 40 years of age. Consult a discrimination lawyer.
This could be age discrimination, I would need to find out more though. In my opinion, if you want a better severance then you should get an attorney. Your employer will take your age discrimination allegation more serious if you have an attorney on board. I would not try to negotiate a better severance on your own.
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