What can be done to company that is being taken over by bank and layoffs were discriminated based?

UPDATED: Jun 14, 2009

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What can be done to company that is being taken over by bank and layoffs were discriminated based?

catalog company I worked for is being controlled by a bank “receiver” until it sells. layoffs started in some departments, but was told my dept would be the last. iIam the only female in in mgmt and was laid off 1 wk before my 10yr mark. No one, not even temps have been laid off. Was told the bank wouldnt give me my bonus but they gave me my vacation but not in lump sum. Not sure where company is going, as far as being sold as of yet. Do I have a potential case?

Asked on June 14, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

It probably is not discrimination based but money based.  You worked the longest so most likely you get paid the most.  If the company is under a receivership, they don't want to spend more money.  Never mind the fact that in most states, including yours, employment is at-will.  The receiver can fire you without cause. 

Again, it doesn't sound discriminatory but money based.

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