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Has Your Senator Stepped Up to Fight Age Discrimination?

Posted on 07/13/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkKnow anyone who has faced age bias at work when it comes to hiring or layoff decisions—or is it a worry for you? If so, you should care about a certain senate bill. And the good news is that bipartisanship hasn’t completely gone the way of the Dodo bird.  The issue uniting some big names from both sides of the aisle involves protecting older workers against age discrimination. AARP is hoping that more senators will sign on. The “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination …

A Perfect Storm for Age Discrimination

Posted on 02/16/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkYes, there’s a perfect storm — but there’s also an opportunity. A Supreme Court ruling, combined with a seemingly never-ending cycle of long-term unemployment, has had a chilling effect on age discrimination cases. They’re more frequent and harder to prove, according to experts cited in this NPR Morning Edition segment. People over 50 don’t need news headlines to tell them that age discrimination is alive and well. They know firsthand. On average, it takes someone age 55 or over three …

Taking on Age Discrimination

Posted on 05/6/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

WorkYesterday, the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing to examine the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. This is a piece of legislation that would overturn the 2009 Supreme Court decision in the case of Gross v. F.B.L. Financial Services. It would restore rights for older workers that were stripped away by that ruling – which makes it very difficult for workers to prove that age discrimination did in …

Friday News on Age Discrimination

Posted on 10/30/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyAn article on Newsweek’s Web site called “Fired is the New Retired” – which will appear in the November 9th issue – gives us the lowdown on the very bleak unemployment statistics for Americans over age 65…and the even bleaker issue of age discrimination in the U.S. As we know, the Supreme Court ruled in the Jack Gross case that the burden falls upon the employee to prove that age is the reason for discrimination. Dan Kohrman, senior attorney with …