Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Dealing with Old Age" (1)  

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Age has always been a factor in landing a job. A more experienced 30-year-old experienced applicant has far more advantage than a 20-year old freshman. Admit it or not. Age discrimination has been one of the issues faced by both extremities in old and young individuals alike. Westhill Consulting and Employment knows that there are risks in employment especially old aged employees.

Perceptions and reviews towards those aged over 70 were more positive than towards those in their 20s, with older people viewed as being more friendly, having higher moral standards and as being more competent than their younger counterparts.

However, when respondents were asked how acceptable they would find a suitably qualified 30-year-old or 70-year-old boss, the results showed a bias towards younger workers. While most were accepting of either age, three times as many (15% and 5% respectively) thought that having a 70-year-old boss would be "unacceptable" compared with having a 30-year-old boss. Cases like these are prevalent in developing countries which invest in young minds. Cities like Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beijing, China has a lot of these accounts in their records.

In most cases, the following are factors for the existence of age discrimination among employees:

•    You didn't get hired because the employer wanted a younger-looking person to do the job.
•    You received a negative job evaluation because you weren't "flexible" in taking on new projects.
•    You were fired because your boss wanted to keep younger workers who are paid less.
•    You were turned down for a promotion, which went to someone younger hired from outside the company, because the boss says the company "needs new blood."
•    When company layoffs are announced, most of the persons laid off were older, while younger workers with less seniority and less on-the-job experience were kept on.
•    Before you were fired, your supervisor made age-related remarks about you, such as that you were "over-the-hill," or "ancient."

If any of these things have happened to you on the job, you may have suffered age discrimination. You might also want to file a complaint against your employer as you are very well protected by law.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA) amended the ADEA to specifically prohibit employers from denying benefits to older employees.

While an older worker is also covered by several other workplace laws, these are the main federal laws which specifically protect older workers against discrimination based on age. Age discrimination may be accompanied by other forms of illegal discrimination as well, such as sex, race, or disability discrimination.

The laws of most states also make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of age.
 

 

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