The Impact Of The Age Discrimination In Employment Act

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My father several years before he became ill and passed away wrote for the Veterans of Foreign Wars monthly paper. His last article was in November of 2011. He was replaced by a recent graduate from college. It was during the year a new VFW President was being elected. . During this time I experienced defeat in my fathers face. My father had long since been retired and needed the activity to get out the house to meet with people and write He was a photojournalist for more than 50 years and writing was his livelihood. “The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is the federal law governing age discrimination. It was enacted in 1967 to promote the employment of older workers based on ability rather than age, prevent discrimination, and …show more content…
The resume only gives the partial look at what the potential candidate can offer. Age is just a number, not a determinant of the applicants abilities When you are young, there is a confidence that has an “I can do anything value.” When you are over 40 there is a silent confidence in oneself and wisdom that can be heard through communication and patience. “Since 2010, there has been a record amount of laws suits that have a negative impact on the employee and the company itself. Creating a healthy work culture and environment for employees can encourage diversity and discourages employment discrimination in any form by following positive and anti discrimination environment is necessary for success. By eliminating the circumstances when choosing a candidate by experience and possible selection for open positions, and looking past the age and knowledge of the applicant, it can deter discrimination or harassment Respecting the policy and procedure can deter conversations that may be misunderstood as discrimination.

Conclusion Employers need to adopt several serious guidelines for the prevention of discrimination in the workplace. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. To be proactive and look past age and any other forms of discrimination can cause the employee, or possible applicant to succeed in the

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