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A friend of mine was dismissed after working as a manager for

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a friend of mine was dismissed after working as a manager for 40 years on a golf course. Grounds that he wasn't following direction of a new boss.Look like they just wanted to get rid of him. He's at retirement age and he had been granted work for a another 2 years (verbal). After 40 years managing the arguments for dismissal were disgusting. He would like to get a increase in $10,000 termination award any chance?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: US Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.

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If your friend believes that he is actually being terminated because of his age, he could sue his employer for unlawful age discrimination. He'd have to try and show that the reasons he was given for his being terminated after 40 years were specious and pretextual. If his replacement was a much younger person, that would be evidence which could help him prove his point.

Once he got a lawyer involved, the company might be willing to negotiate a more generous termination award, just to avoid the suit and the negative publicity which would flow from it. He'd need to consult with an employment lawyer to see how viable his discrimination claim would be and the likelihood that he could succeed in parlaying that into an increase of his termination award.

Apart from the above, there's no right to a termination award at all unless such a package is stipulated in his contract , That means he generally wouldn't be able to sue because he didn't get an award, or that he got one but it wasn't as generous as what he felt that he deserved.