MAN VICTIMIZED BY AGEISM


                                                                                             


             

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BRUCE RICK  LEVY - AGE- 68 YRS OLD  



Ageism | Definition of Ageism by Merriam-Webster - Ageism definition is  prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly. 



My name is Dennis Levy. I am a community organizer from NYC  with over 30 years experience working for people. I'm raising funds to help my brother Rick Levy with  his legal fees.. Rick was 64 years old in  September of  2015 and the oldest Child Care Worker  when he was wrongfully terminated from his life long job.. My Brother believes his former employer one the oldest foster care agency in Long Island, NY  terminated  him unjustly and unfairly  after 22 years of dedicated service . Rick  supervised  inner city kids from all 5 boroughs in NY placed at the residential treatment center (RTC) . My brother Rick had a God given gift that allowed him to connect with boys and girls of all ethnicity between the ages of 7-21  years of age  who had serious behavior issues as well as special needs by giving them hope and showing genuine concern for their well being . My Brother Rick in my opinion, was a classic  victim  of Ageism 'Employment Age Discrimination' https://bit.ly/2KKVTDy. Rick now 68 years old  along with myself at 71 years of age  have  been actively fighting for truth and justice for 4 years . Rick who's original plan was to work until 70 yrs of age  was forced to retire due to the traumatic fallout of a wrongful termination. Sadly his wife who's health issues forced her to retire  from the medical field as well prompted them to reassess their life style.  Due to this untimely  loss of employment  Rick and his  Wife decided  after living in Brooklyn some years and then moving to Long Island  for a total of  42 years  it was necessary to relocate to an environment more conducive to their  economic status . He and his Wife  now live in North Carolina. Rick is currently under care with a Psychiatric NP diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, secondary to circumstances related to loosing  his life-long employment. Rick filed a Federal Age Discrimination Lawsuit Pro Se in others words he was  representing himself. His case was accepted in Eastern District Court, New York Docket #: 2:17-cv-00182(JMA)(AKT) Rick is in pretrial discovery which is a crucial aspect leading to a jury trial . Any mistakes could surely jeopardize Rick's chances of making it to trial where I know he  will be victorious . Again being a non-professional and up against a  high powered law firm who's using every tactic possible to make him slip up could consequently get his  case dismissed even before trial . But my Brother and I both are God fearing  and our Lord continues to guide and  make a way for Rick.  Our prayers were answered when God  made it possible for my brother  to secure a loan. Subsequently he retained a good  Law Firm to continue his fight for justice and the maltreatment kids placed in care receive. Yes we were blessed  and truly grateful  to God  for intervening at such a critical moment in my brother's life. To that point though Rick is still coping with overwhelming legal expenses ie;  traveling back and force to New York  for court  as well as  other legal fees incurred plus living expenses .They say your pride must go before a fall and God doesn't  give us anymore than we can handle but he will surely test your faith.  Again  age discrimination in the workplace is a common  practice of letting a person's age unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a new job, a promotion, or just  terminating an employees based on their age. My brother Rick is a good man  welled admired by many  who worked  diligently in a very difficult field for a total of 28 years. His meritorious  career as a  child care worker touched the heart of so many young , angry, misguided and neglected kids . Being  a absentee parent , role model , and mentor filled a void felt by so many young people  seeking understanding and attention plus reassurance of a brighter tomorrow.  Make no mistake this could happen to anyone over 50 years old. I Thank You in advance for your help and God Bless You. Share my brother's story link on your personal Facebook page, Twitter feed and/or on your Instagram feed, asking your network to donate to the campaign and/or share my story about my brother and make a donation toward Rick and his plight for justice This is a fight long overdue and very much needs focus and attention especially in this day and age. I desperately need your help and support. Thank You again in advance for your time & help! God Speed. Sincerely, Dennis Levy

Donations

  • Regina Chedu 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos

Organizer

Dennis Levy 
Organizer
New York, NY
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