Appropriately, on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act next week, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging yesterday issued an important report, America’s Aging Workforce: Opportunities and Challenges, and held a riveting hearing on the subject. The upshot: Employers and policymakers have a lot to do to address the challenges of older workers, but a few businesses (such as L.L. “Discrimination is discrimination and age discrimination should not be treated more leniently than other forms of bias,” McCann noted. She said the Gross case has sent a message, so attorneys are less likely to take age discrimination cases now. According to a 2013 AARP survey, nearly two-thirds of workers age 45 to 64 believe workers still face age discrimination.

Source:   Forbes
December 07, 2017 17:03 UTC