Making Ends Meet While an Age-Discrimination Case Is PendingJune 4, 2015
The first time “Ted” was dressed down by his new, younger manager at the large insurance company where he’d worked for 16 years, he wasn’t happy about it, but he mostly shrugged it off as a case of a guy having a bad day.
When it started happening every other week, he wondered whether the new boss just didn’t like him very much. The fact that he found fault with nearly every deliverable Ted produced, despite his established reputation as a strong analyst, helped reinforce that idea. When he noticed, though, that a few of his contemporaries also were having public run-ins with the new manager, Ted started to wonder whether something more sinister was going on.
And when Ted and most of his over-40 colleagues in the division all received the first subpar performance reviews of their careers at the same time, Ted was sure of it.
He went to talk to his former boss, who had been promoted. They’d known each other for more than 12 years and respected each other. Over a few happy hour drinks, she confirmed what he’d suspected: her successor was on a mission to purge older employees from his departments.
When the first of his contemporaries was asked to resign, Ted invited him and the others to a meeting to compare notes. First they went to their human resources department, but all that meeting did was encourage their boss to reduce the audible volume of the public humiliations. Within a few months, they had all resigned, or been asked to resign.
Now they are co-plaintiffs in an age discrimination lawsuit against their former employer. Some have found other work, but some haven’t. When their lawyers learned that several of them were having serious trouble making ends meet, they offered some sound advice: call USClaims.
If you or someone you know is in the same position as “Ted” and his hypothetical co-workers, USClaims may be able to approve their pre-settlement funding applications. That would enable them to pay their bills while their attorneys work to hold their former employers responsible for their illegal labor practices. Everybody deserves to be treated fairly in the workplace; discrimination at work is illegal. If your attorney thinks you have been a target of illegal employment discrimination, USClaims can help you meet your living expenses while your attorney fights for you in court.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.