Action

Contact your legislators and urge them to make age a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There is no justification for treating age discrimination in employment any differently than any other type of employment discrimination. It’s time to repeal the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which was weak to begin with and has been eviscerated by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Like other types of employment discrimination, age discrimination is rooted in false and harmful stereotypes, and fear and animus directed toward a discrete group.

And age discrimination is just as devastating to victims as other types of employment discrimination, and perhaps more so because older workers have less time to remaining in the workplace to rebound.

Age discrimination is one reason that more than 19 million  hard-working Americans face poverty or near poverty in their so-called “golden” years. Older workers who are terminated are plunged into long-term unemployment. They are forced to spend down their savings and take low-paid part-time or temp jobs until they age into an early retirement, resulting in a reduced Social Security benefit ( 25 percent or more) for the rest of their lives.

Moreover, today, you don’t even have to be “old” to be a victim of age discrimination. Many workers start experiencing the problem in their 30s and 40s.

Don’t older workers deserve to have at least equal rights in the workplace?

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1 thought on “Action”

  1. Never in a million years would I see the work places change at my young age of 57. I can not get a transfer to a department cause of no college degree. Even though I have over 30 years experience and managers wanted me. HR would not let it happen, instead they found 2 reasons to write me up in one month to say I now have a record. They now have me just file papers all day, and pay 15.00 a hr. when everyone else is over 40,000. And of coarse under 30 years of age.
    It saddens me that I worked so hard from the age of 13 and graduated from which school, vocational school and I am now worth nothing. Many of us know this company is trying to push a few of us women out. When do we fight back?

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