Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

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AGE DISCRIMINATIONAssessmentNameSubmitted toDate
Age DiscriminationTable of ContentsDescription.....................................................................................................................................2Discussion......................................................................................................................................3a.Age Discrimination.............................................................................................................3b.The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA).....................................4c.Managing Age diversity in workplace.............................................................................5d.Equal employment opportunity........................................................................................6Conclusion......................................................................................................................................7References.....................................................................................................................................81
Age DiscriminationThis report deals with the discussion of the article “You’re How Old? We’ll be in Touch”published in New York Times on 3rdSeptember 2016 and is written by AshtonApplewhite.DescriptionThe article raises the question the age prejudice and discrimination happening at theworkplace. Age discrimination at workplace is seen to be highly problematic for theolder working population. The author expresses the various issues face by the elderlysection of the society at their workplace and how the experienced workers are notconsidered for jobs. With the widespread discrimination against the elder workers on thebasis of their age, their promotion, training and even any pressure for taking theredundancy packages or any case of retirement is overlooked. However, compulsoryretirement and age discrimination are against the law and are also seen to be costly forthe community as well as employers. It has further been mentioned by the author thatvarious information and data has been presented which depict that the mature workersare more reliable, master new skills, more engaging than the millennials. However, theytake considerable time in completing a task and longer recovery time in case of anyinjury. This leads to getting them in trouble and to become less employable even whenthey are at no fault.The author further notifies that some of the progressive companies do understand theimportance of hiring mature workers so as not to hurt the profits and productivity. Butthe mature workers face the issues of cultural fits in the organization due to discomfortcaused because of the age gap. This age gap creates a profoundly age-segregatedsociety in the workplace. In the conclusion, the author focusses on the fact that age2
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