Thread regarding Optum layoffs

What's the OWBPA and why do I care

If you were laid off, there are multiple laws you should know about. One of them is the

Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)

As part of the OWBPA, your employer must give you a document that has the job titles and ages of all laid off employees. The purpose of this disclosure is to discourage employers from selecting only older works for a layoff. Since this disclosure might indicate that mainly older workers were laid off, some employers fail to provide the disclosure

If your employer failed to provide you the disclosure required under the OWBPA, please search for OWBPA and lawyers to find a lawyer who specializes in employment law

Since this is a Federal law, it doesn't matter where the lawyer is located; the law applies, regardless of where you live

Learn more about the OWBPA

https://www.troutman.com/severance-agreements-for-employees-over-40-understanding-the-older-workers-benefit-protection-act-06-04-2012/

https://reverbpress.news/news/ibm-started-laying-off-older-workers-without-disclosure-federal-watchdog-took-closer-look/

https://www.bakerdonelson.com/Dont-Let-the-OWBPA-Put-a-Rift-in-Your-RIF-11-18-2014

https://labor-employment.kmklaw.com/employers-still-making-owbpa-mistakes

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Post ID: @VQNetGb

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Stop posting this stupidity. If you're laid off stop whining and move on already, else you're not much better than a hormonal teenager.

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Post ID: @VQNetGb-Qaeu

Your age doesn't matter

If you are 25 years old, the employer must provided the OWBPA notice

If you are 65 years old, the employer must provided the OWBPA notice

The notice is required so the employer's layoff decision is transparent

If the employer selects a bunch of people over 50 years of age, that will be obvious in the OWBPA disclosure

If you don't get the OWBPA notice, file a complaint against the employer with the EEOC and speak with an attorney

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Post ID: @VQNetGb-Maav

Please learn more about this important topic

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm

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Post ID: @VQNetGb-1eyj

The more I read about these laws, the more I realize my employer did not follow these laws

How can employees share info about our experiences and help each other out? Is there a service we can login and post info to help each other?

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Post ID: @VQNetGb-1vkw

I never received the OWBPA notice, did you?

It could be that my department didn't know about this notice

I think I will contact an attorney for more info

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Post ID: @VQNetGb-bqh

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