Speedos, Post-Its and Age Discrimination

Posted on 08/24/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkDid you hear about the Long Island lifeguard who was fired for refusing to wear a Speedo for his annual swim test? Roy Lester was in his late 50s at the time, and he sued. I say good for him. Age discrimination comes in many forms. A recent headline-grabbing example: Many higher paid employees over age 45 lost their jobs, while leadership training was directed to younger workers. This EEOC-supported suit resulted in a $3 million judgment against 3M. Apparently …