Thread regarding Optum layoffs

Replacement

I was laid off in July 2017 as part of the layoff. Two of us on my team were laid off and we were the oldest in age. Two younger more recent hires were kept on the team because they had worked with our boss previously and were his favorites. The favoritism was quite blatant. They brought his favorite snacks every day, he confided in them, they went to his house, he had them check everyone else’s work, etc. I recently learned that they recently hired a replacement for us a few months ago - someone who is younger and a friend of one of the favorites girls who stayed.

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This favoritism is a standard staple and is like high school syndrome. No accountability and no respect for the law or integrity.

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Post ID: @S1KpzG5-6Avuw

I wonder if that is why they gave all of us in the same job different titles? I think they did most of the things they are supposed to by law so they can avoid lawsuits. I will check, but I think they have gotten pretty smart about it.

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Post ID: @S1KpzG5-itby

https://features.propublica.org/ibm/ibm-age-discrimination-american-workers/

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Post ID: @S1KpzG5-igis

https://sanfordheisler.com/severance-agreement-age-discrimination-suit/

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Post ID: @S1KpzG5-4ngc

I have been thinking of that but I believe the severance paperwork we signed in our department says we won’t do anything. I have to check again. I did review the paperwork and the ages seem pretty spread out. My team was under 6 people within the larger department.

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Post ID: @S1KpzG5-3hrt

Smells like Lawsuit on legal and ethical grounds. What are you waiting for?? Ages of others must be declared to you in layoff papers.

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