In this paper the Author will discuss discrimination in the workplace, you will hear about different types of discrimination such as Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, and Gender Discrimination, the Author will also give examples of discrimination not only here in the United States but abroad as well. Discrimination does not only happen in the United States.
Age discrimination is alive and thriving in today’s workplace. Age discrimination continues to be a problem for both male and female workers over the age of 40 and more regulations should be implemented to protect workers’ rights in all age groups, both in the younger and older generation.
Unit 8 Project Part 4: Final Draft
Age discrimination is what occurs when an employer uses age as a determining (and negative) factor in a job-related decision (Walker 1999). For example, age discrimination takes place when an employer denies an applicant a job based on age. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and its amendments), that prohibits employment discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. Similarly, age discrimination occurs any time an employer denies training, promotions, or any other opportunities based on age. Let’s say you are in your late 40’s and you are up for promotion and you have been working for the company for several years, and a slot finally opens up, then you find out that Joe a new 23 year old in another department got the promotion, you start to research the reason for why you were passed up, you find out that even though you had all the qualifications for the job your age play a factor in the decision making on the promotion, this is clearly a case of age discrimination. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 prohibits age discrimination in all aspects of employment including, hiring, termination, benefits, training, and promotions. As originally enacted, the ADEA protected employees aged forty to sixty-five. In 1978,...