Essay on The Age Discrimination And Discrimination

1365 Words Oct 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Age Discrimination
There are so many forms of employee discrimination which has become a snare for underserved classes and minorities all around the world in receiving an unequal opportunity for employment. In the United States, there are many government-enforced laws that protect certain classes of persons from discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is one of such laws that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, protecting workers over the age of forty. In this paper, I will discuss some of the dictates of the age discrimination law and also offer my opinions on the subject.
Is it ever appropriate to discriminate based on age? In my opinion, discrimination is never a good thing. Webster defines discrimination as, “the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people.” Discrimination in any instance demands some kind of preferential treatment that creates an unfair or unequal opportunity for a particular group or person. Solely based on the definition, it is not appropriate to discriminate based on age because it creates lopsided opportunities which will always injure one class of people. If age inequality were appropriate it will give employers the license to sideline qualified workers merely based on age and unfortunately it may end up putting a lot of older folks out of work as it appears today 's employer are more interested in the “fountain of youth”. For example, I…

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