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Age discrimination

If you were laid off because you are older than your co-workers, it's time to educate ourselves about age discrimination

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) info on age discrimination

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/age.cfm

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm

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Age discrimination

The following practices constitute age discrimination

1) Requiring workers to retire once they reach a certain age

2) Treating older workers worse than younger workers, by, for example, targeting them for layoff or discipline

3) Giving younger workers higher pay or more favorable work assignments

4) Making decisions, based on stereotypes about older people (for example, refusing to include older workers in training program because of a belief they are unwilling or unable to learn new things)

If any of these things have happened to you, you may file a charge of discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

You may also file a lawsuit for age discrimination. However, the employee must first file a charge discrimination with the EEOC to get a “right to sue” letter.

For more info about how to file an age discrimination charge with the EEOC, go to

https://www.eeoc.gov/

Employees & Applicants

How to File a Charge

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According to AARP, most people believe age discrimination begins when workers hit their 50s.

Last year, the EEOC received 20,857 charges of age discrimination. Age discrimination makes up more than 1 in 5 of the discrimination charges received by the EEOC.

According to the EEOC, Age discrimination complaints are a priority for them

https://www.aarp.org/work/employee-rights/info-02-2009/age_discrimination_fact_sheet.html

https://www.aarp.org/work/on-the-job/info-2017/age-discrimination-facts.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/01/31/the-ugly-truth-about-age-discrimination/#338af2af44e7

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/suing-age-discrimination.html

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/637499979/are-job-ads-targeting-young-workers-breaking-the-law

https://www.blr.com/HR-Employment/Discrimination/Age-Discrimination

https://www.asaging.org/blog/epidemic-age-discrimination

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According to Time Magazine, the publisher of this book is the most prominent US publisher of self-help legal guides

The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Law by Lisa Guerin and Amy DelPo

If you want to learn more about age discrimination, this is a great book

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Post ID: @VDFidXr-Ngmt

AARP is a valuable source of info on this subject

They are the American Association of Retired people

If you are 50 years of age or older, you can become a member

https://www.aarp.org/work/on-the-job/info-2017/age-discrimination-facts.html

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