No it isn't, it's fair to assume because of your age since age and experience tend to have a close relationship, and it's a fact not an opinion, you do lack work experience as you certainly don't have nearly enough for executive management (or any management role for that matter in a business setting where you'd be managing people). You're not qualified for that role yet. Whatever experience you have is not enough no matter what you believe and companies are going to make you believe it by rejecting you at every turn for at least a few more years for anything greater than low-to-mid entry level. Those higher roles normally go to people who have worked their way up, paid their dues, and navigated the cutthroat obstacles of the business world. They don't give them to kids, nor should they. Too much is at stake to do that. If you're concerned about what your past and current employer thinks, suing and making that public shouldn't have happened. And now you have to be concerned about what your potential future employers may think because of that decision. These are real concerns to have, because just like you found and read this thread, employers find and read things about you as well. Hiring is an investment and companies do what they can to mitigate their risks. I think your earning of a Doctorate is great and should be celebrated, it's a fine accomplishment. But you're making some mistakes in judgement that you don't realize, like posting in this thread for example. Everything you do/say online never goes away. Even if you delete something, you can bet someone has seen it and recorded it somehow and there is always someone waiting to use it against you in the future. Look at what just happened to Alexi McCammond. They reached back to, coincidentally, something she wrote when she was 17 years old to end her career. Was it fair? Nope, it was total BS, but people aren't fair and they don't give a damn about being fair. This is a digital world now that never forgets and never forgives. Remember that before every decision you make.