Essay about Age Discrimination On Employment Act Of 1967

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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 manager is not afraid to let people go. This practice also reflects in the company balance sheet as a savings on personnel initially. However the practice, while saving money in the beginning, more often costs the company more later in training and experience. The employee that was fired is…

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