So I was terminated from my job. The company wanted me to do extra duties and I did. Just not as fast as they thought. So I go on vacation and come back to getting fired. Since then, finding a great job is hard and I'm blessed to find good work. But applying for county jobs and state jobs, with great benefits don't happen.. Can I file for discrimination or can I file a suit against the company for letting me go like that? Also, I interview well and that's it. Rejected! Is there a statute of limitations on filing? Thanks #termination #advice #discrimination #legal
My name is T'ajani Jer-Ray Shepard. I am from Fresno, CA , and I am now living in Miami Beach, FL. I am a male who is 23 years old. I suffer from a hearing disabilities; I am deaf at 90.63% hearing loss. I have earned two college degrees as far as my education field. I have been playing football since I was eight years old even with my hearing disabilities. Until now, my hearing disabilities is defeating me because it seems to be a problem for others who do not understand my situation. I do not know sign language. Even though I read lips, my speech is not always understood by others. From the outside looking into my situation, what do I do? I tried to continued with the sport I love the most, which is football. However, it seems I am being highly discriminated against. Even though I have documentation that verifies my hearing disability, individuals are telling me what I can or can not do because I physically appear normal to them. Honestly, I have never gotten any fair opportunities to prove myself to others.
I am a hard worker who loves to get the job done, to get my bills paid for, and to be able to have food on the table without stressing at night. All my life, I have been facing obstacles that keep repeating itself over and over, which is familiar to my hearing disabilities. I keep telling myself, "I can beat the odds. I have done it before. I can do it again."
Although my situation seems hopeless and it is unbearable at times, I still find myself questioning, "What do I do?" I am now living in Miami. I am applying for jobs. I may not be looking harder enough. Unfortunately, when an owner and manager see my documentation on my hearing loss, they seem to pull away and they tell me they will call me back. However, I never receive any calls regarding the jobs I am inquiring about. What do I do?
At night, I pray to God when no one is around, and I ask Him to open a door for me just give me at least one opportunity. I tell Him, "I won't let you down." All I can do is wait for my chance and keep living off my SSI. I am living in the moment one day at a time. This is the real live moment of T'ajani also known as Tee Shepard.
I have seen a few posts as of late regarding people feeling they are being discriminated against.
I am not here to tell you that you are or are not being discriminated against; I am here to tell you that you need to record (to the best of your ability) your experiences at each stage of the hiring process. I also highly recommend you keep a copy of the job description and the resume/job application used to apply.
Do your best to recreate the events of each interview and everything said, because documentation is imperative to anything. You are unlikely to take an Age Discrimination case far if there is no documentation, but if you can show your that you met (and ideally exceeded) the job qualifications and answered the interview questions well, then you may have a better opportunity at uncovering the truth behind your suspicions of discrimination based on your age.
Once you have documented all of this, speak to an employment attorney and seek their counsel. There is no substitute for the counsel of an attorney.
Let me repeat: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COUNSEL OF AN ATTORNEY.
Google will not suffice. I will not suffice. Nobody on here (who is not a possessor of a JD degree) will suffice as substitute for an attorney.
I am saying that you should document all of this so that when you do get the counsel of an attorney, they have a better view of your situation and can better help you move forward.
Thank you for reading and I wish you nothing but the best in your pursuit of your next employment opportunity.
I went for a job interview that I was well qualified for and the Hiring manager asked me if I was 51? Well they said that they will call me in a week.It has been almost 3 weeks no call. was her asking me my age discrimination?
Hi Folks, I'm 60 years old and got laid off a couple of months ago from my Material Systems Analyst job after 15 years. I'm not yet ready for retirement, but I can't seem to even buy a job! Any advice would be much appreciated as I am very terrified right now.
I worked for a company for 13 years and I just couldn't handle how the supervisor was treating all of us. So I just walked out and never regretted it. I'm still unemployed, but I take online courses. When I applied for unemployment I was rejected so I appealed it and they told me that I wasn't humiliated enough. What? I applied for one job and I considered myself experienced for the position I applied for, the company called me back and told me they hired someone with more experience. I believe it all had to do with age discrimination.
How do I combat the age discrimination that works against my over age 50 clients? I just met with a recruiter who candidly admitted that his clients would invariably prefer someone like himself, a 20 something recent college graduate, to my 60 year old client who has a visible physical disability. I've researched companies that are known to hire "seniors" but they are either based outside of Colorado or are not currently hiring. The irony is that some of these companies are being undercut by new companies led by "young" entrepreneurs. I need advice!
NYC Police breaking barriers with religious workplace accommodations. Like it or not the face of America is changing and we can expect more religious diversity due to the rising number of immigrants from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Exceptions around facial hair, workplace attire, and time off will need to be updates, particularly with major US cities, to accommodate our new citizens. Kudos to NYC Police for stepping up! http://bjconline.org/nypd-issues-new-rules-accommodating-officers-religious-observance-010217/
Recently worked for ups in Fontana CA loved the fast pace work+ hours I was recently let go during high peak seasons claiming production has slowed down,but New hire+shift just got added& they cut a full-time shift to 4 hours. Supervisor Gloria,Lead Laura,Jose Have shown racism in this work place once it was brought to their ATTENTION about the Racist statement Jose made to Gloria &I was being held up to three hours before being released on my first break was told by Laura that I can't break till she say so even if informed by other's who starts with me,relayed the message I informed the Manager Charles who is married into the FAMILY of the accused,Moral of the story they hire young adults who they can take advantage of& won't speak up ONCE the law has been BROKEN I was let go due to mistakes being made intentionally, VENDICTIVE & RETALIATION from the Management this matter should be investigated I have spoken to the Agency that contracts with them about this no further STATUS nor have I been able to get another assignment,is their any other openings full time in the San Bernardino, Riverside county?
I know some felonies who conviction was not 7 yrs old and was hired through a job but my felonies was not accepted and I was disqualified. I was honest so it is true certain felonies will prevent u from getting employed for a lifetime.it's a shame We all sin but we look at others faults