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You Can Win Age Discrimination Lawsuits

Share Your Story: Share Your Age Discrimination Story

By DorisAppelbaum

You Can Win Age Discrimination Lawsuits

How I was discriminated against

I would need more time and space to address this; I worked for a quasi-government agency for 15 years. They created a scenario which was totally trumped up, and the one witness said she "did not remember." They cited performance issues which were not addressed the same way for younger women in the department.

What it's like being an older or younger job seeker

I don't seek employment any more. I run a successful resume writing business, but I hear stories from my clients every week. They have a hard time. Without telling any lies, I create resumes which make it difficult to identify the applicant's age.

Lessons Learned

  • I have learned that you CAN win age discrimination suits. You need a tremendous amount of energy and determination, AND very good paperwork and attorneys. It is also time consuming and expensive.

Search Google: Doris Appelbaum vs. MMSD. I won a jury trial in Federal Court and won again in the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago. See my website:


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