Age Discrimination Is An Up And Coming Epidemic For All Ages

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age Discrimination is an up and coming epidemic for all ages. The Discrimination entails favoring a younger employee vs. an older employee. The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 states ‘The ADEA prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.’("The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967") The law was created in 1967, making it a 48 year old law. This law must be updated, making the age lower than 40 years old. The Law should be making Age Discrimination for all legal working ages.

Age Discrimination for 40 years and over does have it reasons. The older generation, has had to endure a lot of changes in the workplace. One of the biggest changes they …show more content…

Lastly, they all had a problem with being trained by a much younger person. Taking training or advice from anyone who is younger than you, I can imagine it can be hard, but it is initially helping them out.

Age Discrimination for 40 and under also has it reasons. Personally I have been a

victim of this from a previous employer. My previously employer paid me less than the older employees. The employer knew I would work unknowingly for a lower cost, since I have not had much experience as the 40 and above employees. When I started out I was the only employee who was 40 years and under. Total there was 5, 40 and older women who worked with me. 4 months later there was only me and one other older employee who worked there. So you had a 25 year old and a 65 year old working. So basically they didn’t need any of the older women because you had someone who worked for less, needed full time plus over time hours. Someone who also had the most energy out of all of them. My shifts were split up I was told after all the other employees were let go that shifts were going to be needing covering. The place I worked at operated 24/7. I was not allowed to have the day shifts, if I did get a day shift, it was because the older woman could not work them. I found myself being worked around this 65 year olds schedule. All holidays I had to work the night shift, because I was

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