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Final age discrimination powerpoint

  1. 1. AGE DISCRIMINATION In The Workplace Justin L. DossWisconsin Lutheran College Culture & Diversity in Organizations BML-421 July 19, 2011
  2. 2. Age Discrimination In The Workplace
  3. 3. Age Discrimination In The Workplace What is Age Discrimination?The denial of privilege or other unfair treatment based on the age of the person who is discriminated against.
  4. 4. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceSources: Book/Articles Age Discrimination in the American Workplace: Old at a young age Various Article Writers
  5. 5. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceAuthors background: For over 40 years Raymond Gregory practiced law in New York City, first as a member of a mid- sized law firm and later as the leader of his own firm. He devoted his practice to civil rights law, protecting those confronting discrimination in employment,including discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion, and national origin.
  6. 6. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceThe Authors Objectives:Gregory may have a self serving agenda because he was an attorney that dealt with discrimination cases; however his book is helpful for those who need to know how to defend themselves against discrimination and the information covered is interesting material for anyone to know.
  7. 7. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceThe Authors objectives:Various Article Writers:Brian MahaneyStephanie ArmourMichael C. WebbAlistar DarlingOthers …..These writers want to raise awareness about ageism and its affects
  8. 8. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceCovered Material Civil Rights Act of 1964 ADEA EEOC
  9. 9. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceCivil Rights 12 Act of 1964 10 8 Column 1 6 Column 2 Column 3 4 2 0 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
  10. 10. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceCivil Rights Act of 1964Civil Rights Act of 1964 made discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion and sex illegal, it omitted "older persons" or age as a protected class. Changes to the Act were addressed in 1988 and a modified version of this act was passed in 1991 .
  11. 11. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceADEA:Age Discrimination In Employment Act
  12. 12. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceADEA: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
  13. 13. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceADEA Continued: Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.
  14. 14. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceDifferent sides of the Issue: (3) Main Sides Those who see themselves as being discriminated against because of their old age Those who feel like they are being discriminated against because they are too young in age Those who feel like age is not a factor and some people are simply not qualified
  15. 15. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Advantages andDisadvantages Of AgeDiscrimination Laws
  16. 16. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceAdvantages: Older workers who are qualified cant be tossed out simply because they are old Older workers cant be tossed out because they have a high salary Young workers wont be hired simply because they are young
  17. 17. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Young workers cant be paid poorly simply because they are young Qualified applicants can feel like they have a fair opportunity to be hired despite of their age Older employees tend to be more loyal and committed to your company
  18. 18. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Older Job seekers can find jobs more easily Older employees cant be rejected for fear that they may be sick a lot due to old age Young employees cant be rejected because employers assume they dont know anything
  19. 19. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceDisadvantages: Older employees who are not qualified feel entitled and protected undeservedly Older workers who are qualified will slack on improving their skills and progressing with the times for the same reason unqualified workers feel entitled and protected (set ways)
  20. 20. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Younger workers have a harder time getting jobs People start to treat any and every form of rejection as a reason to sue for age discrimination Companies no longer have the right to hire and fire who they want based off what the company desires
  21. 21. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Business Reasons for Case
  22. 22. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceBusiness Reasons For the Case: Ageism is not considered as serious as other forms of discrimination in the workplace Employers, for good business reasons, need to realize the value of older workers
  23. 23. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceBusiness Reasons For the Case: Employers should not discriminate against anyone of any age Negative effects on the American work place
  24. 24. Age Discrimination In The Workplace//www.youtube.com/watch?v=IambNYKJ4R0&feature=re
  25. 25. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceRole of the Culture
  26. 26. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceRole of the Culture: Youth, beauty, and vitality are highly valued by Americans Good health is also promoted heavily by Americans. The fear we have of dying,elderly people remind us of our greatest fear
  27. 27. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Americans make jokes and comments about growing old that perpetuate negative stereotypes about aging and older people
  28. 28. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat Was Done?Cases that were a result of Age Discrimination
  29. 29. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat was done?: (Cases: as a result of Age discrimination)Miscellaneous Cases from 60s til 2000s 1966- A group of stewardesses were fired prior to standard retirement ages of their airlines
  30. 30. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 1978 Assurance Society of the United States discriminated against more than 400 employees because of their age during a siege of company wide layoffs.
  31. 31. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 1996 Forty-three of 60 men fired by Monsanto OBGYN associates sued Monsanto for age discrimination
  32. 32. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2002 A former Sprint Corp. employee in Kansas City sued the company for age discrimination when she was dismissed in a work force reduction.
  33. 33. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2005 Megan Thomas, 20, claimed that she had been dismissed from her job as a membership secretary at the Eight Member Club in Ohio because managers told her that at 19 she was not mature enough to deal with members.
  34. 34. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2010 The EEOC has filed suit against Abbott Laboratories, a major pharmaceutical company, for firing a long term employee because of his age. The suit was filed in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin federal court. According to court records, John Ziegler, a sales representative with over 30 years experience at Abbott, was fired because of his age. The government says that Abbott replaced Ziegler with a younger employee with less experience.
  35. 35. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2010 Nini v. Mercer County Community College: Rose Nini was a Dean at Mercer Community College from 1982 until 2005 when her contract expired and was not renewed. She was 73 years old at the time.
  36. 36. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2011 Present day there are many cases all over America and even Worldwide due to age discrimination.
  37. 37. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat Was Done?Combating Ageism
  38. 38. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat was done? (Combating Ageism) 1967 Congress passes the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protecting individuals who are between 40 and 65 years of age from discrimination in employment. Originally, the Department of Labor - not the EEOC - has enforcement responsibility.
  39. 39. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 1968 Although EEOC cannot file lawsuits directly against employers, the agency begins to submit amicus or "friend of the court" briefs in cases brought by individual employees.
  40. 40. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 1972 Congress gives EEOC the authority to file lawsuits against private companies. It also applies Title VII to the entire federal government, and to all state and local government agencies with at least 15 employees.
  41. 41. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 1978 President Jimmy Carter transfers responsibility for enforcing the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act from the Department of Labor to EEOC.
  42. 42. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 2011 Today the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is led by five Commissioners and a General Counsel appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. Commissioners are appointed for five-year staggered terms. The General Counsels term is four years. The President designates a Chair and a Vice Chair. The Chair is the chief executive officer of the Commission. The Commissioners have the authority to establish equal employment opportunity policy and to approve litigation. The General Counsel is responsible for conducting litigation under the laws enforced by the Commission.
  43. 43. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat Should Have Been Done?
  44. 44. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat Should have been done? The people of America should have been more informed on the seriousness of age discrimination Parents should have reinforced respect of older generation Older generation should have prepared for future changes in technology and advances
  45. 45. Age Discrimination In The Workplace More programs should have been put in place in the American workforce to avoid so many ageism cases More harsh penalties for companies that have discriminated because of age The media should have been more sensitive about the way they depict the elderly on television and films (stereotypes)
  46. 46. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceWhat Should You Know That You Didnt Know Before?:
  47. 47. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Older workers are not the only victims of Age Discrimination
  48. 48. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceMaturity Works, the web recruitment service for older people, interviewed 150 people in April 2009 to investigate the social impact of workplace ageism. The objective was to give a voice to the actual victims of ageism. The average age of respondents was 53 (ages ranged from 34 to 67), 56% were male and 44% were female.
  49. 49. Age Discrimination In The WorkplaceFacts:79% Of respondents interviewed by Maturity Works have been victims of ageism; ·83% Of the victims are frustrated as result of being rejected due to ageism, while 71% are anxious about the future ·
  50. 50. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 53% Believe their age has made them a target for redundancy For 78%, the impact of discrimination on grounds of age has stayed with them, while only 4% say it’s had no impact
  51. 51. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 13% have experienced workplace ageism under age of 40, while 61% experienced it before they reached 50 In some instances, ageism is affecting workers under the age of 35 ·
  52. 52. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 65% Are not confident of securing another job 90% Believe ‘experience’ is the most valuable skill they could still contribute to a workplace ·
  53. 53. Age Discrimination In The Workplace Respondents also believe that ‘reliability’ (55%), ‘ideas and creativity’ (48%) and ‘enthusiasm’ (38%) are their valuable skills For 71%, ageism has made an impact on their mental well-being
  54. 54. Age Discrimination In The Workplace 31% Say it has affected their marriage 62% Say it has affected their social life 91% Say it has affected their wealth
  55. 55. Age Discrimination In The Workplace?????Any Questions ?????

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