Are we making strides in age discrimination?

I want to applaud Indeed.com for a TV commercial they are running called “The box”. In an era where age discrimination is still rampant, Indeed.com makes a statement that being an older employee is not the career death knell that many older workers feel it is. Watch this commercial below and see if you don’t …

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From the Archive: Six Interesting age facts HR and business leaders should know

I got into a discussion with a friend about age discrimination. He agreed that age discrimination is much more rampant and “under the radar” than most people think. That made think it was time to dust off this post. A couple of interesting age facts taken from Tom Peters’ book The Little BIG Things. Written in …

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Five great posts for all HR professionals to read

As I occasionally do, today I am bringing to you five great posts that I think are important for you to read. I am certain you will learn something. First up is a great post from my friend Jon Hyman. In his post Let’s all try to remember to have gender-neutral employment policies Jon reminds us …

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Future Friday: Older workers switching to “anticipatory careers”: A revisit

If you thought your older workers are going to go silently into retirement you need to be rethinking that. According to writer Richard Eisenberg workers over 50 are going to have multiple options that will keep them in play for many years after what would be the normal retirement age. Anticipatory careering One option that …

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Who thought that this was a good idea?

Sometimes an action occurs that makes you wonder what the thinking was when a decision was made. Case in point A Colorado hospital forced 29 employees to resign for performance deficiencies. I can picture someone saying “You can resign or we will fire you.” Offering that option is not that unusual, but what made this …

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EEOC sends a message about age discrimination

As we close in on the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) the EEOC announced the settlement of a long-lived age discrimination suit against Texas Roadhouse. The case The case against Texas Roadhouse was filed in Massachusetts against the Kentucky based restaurant chain. The EEOC claimed the company violated the law …

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From the Archive: 10 Reasons to Keep Your Older Workers

I thought that this post was appropriate today, the day after The Day Without Women protest. Women are trying to demonstrate that they are valuable in the workplace. To my way of thinking all workers are valuable. Older workers are another group that gets discriminated against, so I am republishing this post about keeping older …

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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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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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