Age Discrimination In Employment Act 1967

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 The Age Discrimination in Employment Act sets down to provide fairness in the work place for citizen over the age of 40. It was intended to guard against employers unfairly hiring and firing individuals without legitimate reasons. The Civil Rights Act was updated to fight discrimination of sex, race, and religion, but never addresses the issue of age. Age related concerns arose during the 1960’s when the economy began to change rapidly in technology and scope. Many adults were being displaced or simply discriminated against because it was believed to be easier to hire youths, or because it was cheaper to fire workers before they had earned enough time in service to warrant a pension with companies. The Age Discrimination in Employment provides security for older workers that have the competency to do work, but are held in prejudice because they are advancing in years. A popular business model for managers taking over a new position is to clean out the deadwood. This is a dynamic approach that can on the surface appear to be effective in getting results. A person with seniority is chosen as the example, and arbitrarily fired to show that the …show more content…
The purpose of the act is to provide teachers, principals, and other school professionals’ tools to maintain order, discipline, and an appropriate environment for learning. A teacher is defined as any administrator, board of education member, educational professional or nonprofessional educator whose job entails maintaining discipline in a school setting. This relieves teachers of the burden of possibly being sued for doing their job. The language of the Act explicitly states that teachers following laws and guidelines set down may not be found guilty of any harm or wrong doing. The implication is that it gives teachers the freedom to perform on the job, without fear of

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