Age Discrimination in the American Workplace: Old at a Young Age

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Rutgers University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 283 pages
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Nearly every middle-aged and older worker, at some time during his or her career, will suffer age discrimination in the workplace. Employers too often use early-retirement plans, restructurings, and downsizings to dismiss older workers. Many of these individuals are unwillingly ushered into earlier-than-planned retirements, are denied promotions, or are terminated. The baby-boomer generation now accounts for just under 50 percent of the entire workforce. A vast army of workers now stands ready to contest employer acts of age discrimination.

Attorney Raymond Gregory addresses himself to the millions of workers who think they might be facing age discrimination and traces the history of the federal measures enacted to assist workers in contesting unlawful employer conduct. He explains how the law works and presents actual court cases to demonstrate the ways that workers have challenged their employers. The cases help to illustrate legal principles in real-life experiences and many of the cases relate compelling stories of workers caught up in a web of employer discriminatory conduct. Gregory has eliminated all legal jargon, ensuring that all concepts are clear to his readers. Individuals will turn to this book again and again to obtain authoritative background on this important topic.

 

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Contents

The Older Worker in Todays Workplace
1
Age Discrimination and the Arrival of the BabyBoomer Generation at Middle Age
5
Age Stereotypes and Employment Discrimination
16
Age Discrimination and Reductions in Force
31
Age Discrimination and EarlyRetirement Plans
49
Waivers of Claims and the Age Discrimination Law
63
Age Discrimination and the Hiring of Older Workers
75
Promotions Demotions Transfers and Age Discrimination
87
Proving Age Discrimination Using Other Evidentiary Procedures
152
Monetary Damages and Other Legal Remedies
163
The Roles of the EEOC and the Private Attorney
183
The Negative Attitude of the Courts
191
Judicial Limitations to Proving Age Discrimination
205
Arbitration of Age Discrimination Disputes
220
The Role of the Worker in an
235
Recommendations for Changes in the ADEA
247

Employer Retaliation against Age Discrimination Claimants
102
Women and Age Discrimination
114
The Employers Motion for Summary judgment
123
Proving Age Discrimination Using Indirect Evidence
134
in the Future
260
INDEX
275
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gregory is a practicing attorney with thiry-five years experience in employment discrimination.

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