Age Discrimination : A Global Impact

1145 WordsMay 3, 20165 Pages
Age Discrimination: A Global Impact The American population is rapidly aging and more workers are putting off retirement. Some workers don’t feel that they are ready to scale back and some workers are unable to because of poor financial planning. Whatever the reason, older workers make up a significant portion of the workforce. Because of this, the rate of age discrimination claims has risen dramatically. This paper will seek to examine a recent age discrimination case, assess the outcome, determine the stakeholder impact, and provide recommendations for improvement. Further, this case will be viewed through a global lens to determine how international diversity regulations should be considered. Company Background Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (Stack Brothers) is a private commercial plumbing and heating operation based in Superior, Wisconsin (“About Us”, 2016). Stack Brothers installs, repairs, and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as handles plumbing contracts for large projects at local universities, shopping centers, and housing developments (“About Us”, 2016). Stack brothers maintains between 50 and 100 service employees and sees annual sales between $5 million and $10 million (“Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors Inc”, 2016). Case Summary According to the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (2015), Stack Brothers discriminated against two long-term employees based upon age. The owner told employee

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