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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On June 14, the Commission held a meeting on the state of age discrimination in America today and the challenges it poses for the future.
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