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Age Discrimination

Facts about Age Discrimination
Source: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC
Content Type: Webpage
The EEOC provides facts about age discrimination.

Keep Young and Beautiful-Especially at Work
Source: Newsweek
Content Type: Article
Since 2007, there has been a 17 percent increase in the number of age discrimination complaints. This article explains how difficult is can be to prove whether or not someone is laid off or denied a job because of their age. Due to a 2009 Supreme Court decision, there are more guidelines to be able to prove age discrimination.

Age Bias Complaints Surge in Bad Economy
Source: MSNBC
Content Type: Article
Due to the weak economy, many people have been laid off of their job. When looking for new work people 55 and older are finding it harder to get hired. Some are certain it is because of their age, where some resort to trying to look younger or modifying their resume to hide their age. It is difficult if one is laid off because it is harder to take care of a household and provide basic needs for yourself.

Careers: Unmasking Age Bias
Source: Time Magazine
Content Type: Article
This article talks about age bias and how it can happen at any moment. It can be hard to prove age discrimination because it involves so many components.

With Jobs Scarce, Age Becomes an Issue
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Content Type: Article
Usually when we think of age discrimination in the workplace we think of older adults being let go. However, people in their 20's and 30's are also at risk. The "last one in, first one out" policy has become a huge concern because companies want to avoid (older) age discrimination lawsuits. Although it is a real concern, it completely disregards talent. This article discusses these issues.

The Employment of Elderly Persons (full article available)
Source: World Health Organization
Content Type: PDF
The authors discuss older adults coming out of retirement to work, and also those who stay past retirement age. It can be beneficial for older employees to continue to work. However, there have been some issues concerning treatment. Most older adults who work will not have a problem, but some experience discrimination from supervisors and co-workers. Many of these injustices stem from a lack of patience, understanding, and sensitivity.

AARP Age Discrimination Fact Sheet
Source: American Association of Retired Persons Public Policy Institute and American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.
Content Type: Website
Consumer information about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Selected Works of Howard Eglit
Source: Chicago Kent College of Law
Content Type: Bibliography
A bibliography of age discrimination. Includes links to full articles as well as book references.

EEOC: Age Discrimination
Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Content Type: Website
Overview of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, links to other relevant statutes enforcement guidelines and policy documents.

Department of Labor Age Discrimination Resources
Source: Department of Labor
Content Type: Website
Links to relevant Federal laws and regulations and consumer resources on age discrimination.