How To Win An Age-Discrimination Suit

Middle aged man sitting and looking into the distance
Middle aged man sitting and looking into the distance

By Penelope Lemov

When you lose your job at 45 or so, it's tempting to want to sue for age discrimination, especially if you received excellent annual reviews and were replaced by someone 20 years younger.

While you may think you have an airtight case, the odds against winning could be low. What's more, you could wind up paying a high price -- not just monetarily -- by going to court.