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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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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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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Seven Signs of Age Harassment

“Ageism” has been talked about frequently in the news, especially in the recent years following the recession. It has gotten a lot of press recently with reports of workers in their 30s in Silicon Valley getting Botox injections in order to appear younger in an attempt to compete against “younger” workers. Discrimination We all know …

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Not Your Standard Discrimination Law

Most people know that age is a “protected” category in discrimination law. The ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) is the law that amended the Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 to add age as a protected categroy, but did you know there are several things about that make it different than the …

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Ageism Part 3: What HR Needs to Know

Age was not originally part of the protected catagories as defined by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was added with the 1967 passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. And unlike the CRA where coverage starts at 15 employees, its coverage does not start until 20 employees. (This lack of consistency drives HR …

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