The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers and job applicants age 40 and over from age-based discrimination in all aspects of employment.

Employers both large and small are ignoring the law.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of workers in technology is only 31. Age discrimination in finance, entertainment, and even the public sector has also run amok.

Anyone can join the Gray Panthers and help us fight Age Discrimination in Employment. It takes organization and perseverance, but together, we can end this scourge in every sector.


5 Ageist Stereotypes That Really Need To Go Away Already

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Ann Brenoff’s “On the Fly” is a column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things. Stereotypes are the nasty buggers upon which many a misguided opinion is…

Starbucks Discriminates Against Older Workers, According To Former Employees

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Andrea spent a recent 13-hour shift at Starbucks, where she works as a manager, in agony. The 52-year-old, who asked that her real name and location not appear in this…

Losing the American Dream of Progress: Getting Fired at Midlife

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Even though it is illegal, eliminating midlife workers has become a tacit business practice, putting the middle-aged in a difficult position What is being under-reported in the official unemployment numbers…

A Focus on Age Discrimination in the Workplace

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To the Editor: Re “Three Men, Three Ages. Which Do You Like?” (Business Day, July 23): The test groups used in the Princeton age discrimination study omit the cohort that…

New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It

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MADISON, Ala. — Across the United States, mammoth corporations and family businesses share a complaint: a shortage of workers. As the unemployment rate has tunneled its way to a half-century low, employers…