Age Discrimination

HUMAN RESOURCE Management -- BA 544

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Protecting Older Workers: The Failure of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

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Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Jessica Z. Rothenberg & Daniel S. Gardner

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This article critically analyzes the Age

Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) and asserts that the legislation is unsound. The authors review the history of age discrimination in the work place, They contend that the law is based on invalid assumptions about age discrimination and that it has been ineffective

and mostly unenforced over the past 40+ years.

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Current economic conditions have caused over 20% of Americans over the age of 45 to postpone plans for retirement.

Employers are hesitant to hire older workers because they believe them...
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