I am new to this group and wanted to ask a question:
September 14,2023 at 6:48AM UTC
During COVID a number of us were laid-off and just a few were called back. I was in the field of Social Work and was there ( in this particular job) 18 years.
Soon after my mother got sick and I moved to PA to care for her. She's since died.
At that time I was 63 and took some temp jobs to make ends meet. No one seemed to want to hire me long term. I had a professional re do my resume and spent hours applying for basically any full time job. Nothing.
I am now 65 and work part-time in retail, which I enjoy but myself and 2 older workers just got our hours cut.
When I asked my supervisor about this all he said was " I have to take care of my full time people first ".
My questions are: does anyone think this is an "age " thing? And would I be able to file for Unemployment?
( I did call HR about this and they said "we'll look into it ").
That was a month ago.
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Out of curiosity...
To all of the legal professionals in the HR space,
Is it legal for your organization to ask you to reinterview for your existing role?
I have heard this being done years ago, but not sure if the times and laws have changed as I am not an expert in labor laws.
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