Court ruling may change how we look at age discrimination

In my experience people who are not in HR are often surprised to find out that the age limit in age discrimination is 40 years of age. The reaction is often “That is not that old!” When asked what age they thought was old and should be afforded some protection the answer is generally 55 …

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Three great blog posts to read on Tuesday

I like to point out great blog posts that others have written to expose you to ideas and writers other than myself. Below are three great ones that from which I think you will learn a great deal. Ageism If you have read me at all you know that I think ageism is rampant in …

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According to the Judge having a policy doesn’t mean you follow the policy

Everyone knows about Silicon Valley and the “high tech” culture that is in place. It is known for being both sexist and ageist, as described in The Brutal Ageism of Tech by Noam Scheiber. Thus it should be no surprise when the “flagship of technology”, Google, is sued for age discrimination by a female software …

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Is AGEISM growing as the workforce gets younger?

Here are some to the headlines I have seen in various news stories lately: And the verdict is… guilty of Ageism Add Hewlett-Packard to the list of Tech Icons sued for Ageism Ageism in the workforce Ex Apple engineer rejected for genius bar job adds fuel to the ageism debate How old are you?- we …

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One big mistake that employers make in the recruitment process

There are actually several mistakes that employers make, but I wanted to focus on one that can not only get an employer in trouble it can also limit the type and quality of candidates. This mistake is not being aware of your unconscious biases. Just not aware Attorney friend of mine Kate Bischoff wrote a …

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Does gray hair make a difference? From the archive.

I originally published this at this time last year. During that year I have heard more and more from friends about the age discrimination they feel they have been subjected to in their attempts to find work. Therefore I wanted to republish this since the subject is still relevant. In a recent post writer, entrepreneur, …

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Future Friday: The end of retirement?

I was reading an article in The Guardian about the five ways work will change in the future. The first four ways dealt with workplace structures, the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence, the increasing use of freelance labor and the increasing use of workplace monitoring. They are all subjects I have written about before in …

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Ideal age range as hiring criteria? Really?

If you are over the age of 50 you know that “ageism” is still rampant in the workplace. To me it is the “hidden” discrimination that is far more wide spread than what many people think. If you are in human resources you know that age discrimination is illegal, yet often we turn a blind …

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Trendy terms can get you in trouble

When trying to attract new “talent” many companies try to make their job listings stand out from the crowd. This is certainly a smart strategy, unless that trendy term you decided to use gets you in trouble. Two well-known blogging lawyers I know recently pointed out a “trendy” term that could actually be construed as …

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