My mom was a victim of age discrimination and told she had to reapply for the job she had held for 30 years just a few years before she reached retirement age. She had been an court administrator and was often asked to speak at conferences all over the country to share her experience. She had a lot of friends who were lawyers, judges, law enforcement and they stood up for her against the City Manager. She was able to keep her job until retirement and they created a position and the person who would probably have replaced her was hired her assistant. HE was a young pup just out of college with a degree in Business Administration. She was lucky. My step-dad was given a trainee when he was 53. After he trained the younger man, they let my step-dad go. It was private industry. Even if trial lawyers would get monetary benefit, the benefit to older workers to not have to fear the types of things that my folks went through would be invaluable.