Age Discrimination


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Age Discrimination

The practice in which a company or other organization fires, refuses to hire, limits the benefits of or otherwise maltreats a worker of a certain age. For example, an employer may refuse to hire an otherwise qualified applicant for a position because he/she regards the applicant as too old to learn new skills. Likewise, the employer may refuse to hire a younger worker without regard for the worker's qualifications, because he/she believes young people cannot take directions. While legislation in the United States and elsewhere protects older workers from age discrimination, these laws do not necessarily protect younger employees. See also: Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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* 80% of respondents who experienced age discrimination reported that it had impacted their career trajectory.
* About 43 percent of respondents reported that they had left a company due to experiencing or witnessing age discrimination.
The settlement requires NMCD to ensure that workplace policies are in place to prohibit age discrimination and retaliation and to provide training to all its employees about NMCD's anti-discrimination policies.
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What is also unfortunate about age discrimination is that it has a tendency to impact those groups which are already more vulnerable in employment terms.
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To learn how pervasive this age discrimination is, Neumark, Burn, and Button conducted a "correspondence study"--a study in which they created job applicant profiles that they sent in response to advertisements for positions.
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State employees should keep their eyes on the Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear a case on whether they are able to sue under the 14th Amendment when alleging age discrimination.
However, following the dismissal of a recent claim of age discrimination at an employment tribunal, employers can now take some confidence in broaching these sorts of conversations with their employees.
It's also the day that the UK Government's first ban on age discrimination in goods, services and facilities comes into force.