After 11 years (first 2 years through a temp agency) and just a few months from being vested, I was laid off from a large cable company in Orange County. Others were as well but I don't know just how long they worked there. I was at the top of the pay grade for my position. Told in the first week of Sept that the company was being "restructured" and that my last day would be Oct 2 but that I, along with others, could reapply for my position during the month of Sept!! Which I did. Several of the interviews gave me "thumbs up" after the interview and one said that I had "aced it". Later I was told that I would not be rehired, that I didn't qualify (for the job I'd held for so long). The coup de grace was when I discovered that the person hired to take my place was someone I had recently been training and who knew much less than I did and I am sure that she is being paid much less than I was. By the way, I was a stellar employee and gave 110%. See below.
*2000-2009 AGAP (Annual Growth And Progress) Employer/Employee Revue.
Annual revenues met and/or exceeded company expectations, personal goals.
*2008 (MVP)Most Valuable Player
As voted by peers for outstanding internal company, external customer support.
*2005 DSR -Sales Operations Support reward
Quarter #1 RGU (Revenue Generating Units) MDU,SOS support representative.
Voted by peers.
Lastly, I am a 45 yr old disabled male. I am an achondroplasic dwarf but I don't believe that played at all in their decision. Yet not sure.
I am sure that what they did was morally wrong but was it illegal?