Does this look like discrimination to you or what?

Canada
March 1, 2012 6:59am CST
At the beginning of the week I worked in a sales department facing the corporate axe. Nobody's job is in jeopardy everyone will just get shunted over to another department. It is however the best paying department in the company because of incentive bonuses. Of the twenty-five or so employees in the department seven of us got called to the office and told our calls were less than perfect and we were to be immediately transferred to another department where we could do no harm. All this issues are nitpicks that we have not been given a chance to correct and have not been coached on in the past. Expectations have been changing almost daily there over the past several weeks and I didn't think anything of it until I took a close look at the seven people that were bumped. The youngest person bumped is older than the oldest person left in that department. They moved the seven oldest people off. This might all play into my hands for good before this is over otherwise I would take this to the provincial labour board. I know not much would get done about it but someone would have some explaining to do if nothing else.
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@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
1 Mar 12
That what happen when a company trying to save themselves some cash. They are trying to get rid of the one of a certain age. For sure that company will not have a long life in the future.
• Canada
2 Mar 12
I don't think the client is going to be too impressed. They've been looking around noticing our equipment is badly out of date. I also can't imagine they've missed the fact there are serious communication problems between management and the employees. I think they can turn this all around but someone higher up has to smarten up.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
1 Mar 12
There could be other reasons but if what you say is what is really really the reason then I believe they will have more than explaining to do.
• Canada
2 Mar 12
They took a few more people out now and this time it included a couple of the younger representatives. Doesn't look so bad though. There have been a few people who have decided to make complaints to the labour board. It's turning into a major fiasco. I will likely come out of this in pretty good shape so I'm playing the amused observer at this point. We'll likely know the final results come Monday. I don't expect it to be pretty.