Age discrimination in the American workplace: old at a young by Raymond F. Gregory

By Raymond F. Gregory

Nearly each middle-aged and older employee, at it slow in the course of his or her profession, will undergo age discrimination within the place of work. Employers too usually use early-retirement plans, restructurings, and downsizings to brush off older staff. a lot of those people are unwillingly ushered into earlier-than-planned retirements, are denied promotions, or are terminated. The baby-boomer iteration now bills for just below 50 percentage of the whole team. an unlimited military of staff now stands prepared to contest agency acts of age discrimination.

Attorney Raymond Gregory addresses himself to the hundreds of thousands of staff who imagine they could be dealing with age discrimination and lines the historical past of the federal measures enacted to help employees in contesting illegal service provider behavior. He explains how the legislation works and provides genuine lawsuits to illustrate the ways in which employees have challenged their employers. The instances aid to demonstrate criminal ideas in real-life studies and plenty of of the situations relate compelling tales of employees stuck up in an online of corporation discriminatory behavior. Gregory has eradicated all felony jargon, making sure that each one thoughts are transparent to his readers. members will flip to this ebook repeatedly to receive authoritative historical past in this very important topic.

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Even decisions based on age may be justified where age is a bona fide occupational qualification, such as in positions affecting public safety. Airline pilots, the police, and firefighters fall into that category. Since 1967, Congress has amended the ADEA on several occasions, each amendment expanding the scope of the act while reaffirming the basic goal of retaining older people in the labor force. The original act did not apply to the federal government or to the states or their political subdivisions.

Federal and state rules of court procedure provide each litigant the opportunity to “discover” the evidence of the opposing party. Typically, the depositions of opposing witnesses are taken, and each side provides the other with copies of relevant documents. It is during discovery that most discrimination cases are won or lost. The right to examine the employer’s files during discovery is a potent tool for ferreting out data in support of a charge of discrimination and in opposing a defense proffered by the employer.

REDUCTIONS IN FORCE Both sides began to prepare for trial. In the litigation process, the time during which the parties prepare for trial is called the discovery period. Federal and state rules of court procedure provide each litigant the opportunity to “discover” the evidence of the opposing party. Typically, the depositions of opposing witnesses are taken, and each side provides the other with copies of relevant documents. It is during discovery that most discrimination cases are won or lost.

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