After 23 years of service , I was terminated for not labelling meat in the deli . Every year I had exceptional evaluations . I got my records and found write ups that never happened, and that are not signed. I feel like I was set up and got fired because of my age, I am 66 years old. Also I found out the day I was fired , Walmart gave $1000 bonus to employees that had been there over 20 years.
It is up to you as to whether you wish to file a lawsuit against Walmart. Speak with an attorney about your facts, the law, the process, etc...
You may well have the basis for filing a lawsuit against Walmart for age discrimination and maybe other types of discrimination, but before doing so, you will need to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is only after obtaining what is known as a "right to sue" letter from the EEOC that you can file a lawsuit. In the meantime, the EEOC will investigate your claim and may refer you to mediation in an attempt to settle it. Before doing anything, you should consult with an attorney who is familiar with this area of the law about all the facts and circumstances of your case to find out if you have the basis for making a claim against Walmart and if so, how strong a claim you have. I the basis for a claim exists, you can then decide whether to retain the attorney to assist you, which I would recommend, or go it alone.
My answer to the question posed is not intended to provide “legal advice” on the issues discussed in it. That answer is only for information purposes. The reader should seek advice from an attorney who is knowledgeable in the area of the law in question about their specific situation before acting.
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