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Age Discrimination in the American Workplace: Old at a Young Age / Edition 1
     

Age Discrimination in the American Workplace: Old at a Young Age / Edition 1

by Raymond F. Gregory
 

ISBN-10: 0813529069

ISBN-13: 9780813529066

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813529066
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Older Worker in Today's Workplace1
1Age Discrimination and the Arrival of the Baby-Boomer Generation at Middle Age5
2Age Stereotypes and Employment Discrimination16
3Age Discrimination and Reductions in Force31
4Age Discrimination and Early-Retirement Plans49
5Waivers of Claims and the Age Discrimination Law63
6Age Discrimination and the Hiring of Older Workers75
7Promotions, Demotions, Transfers, and Age Discrimination87
8Employer Retaliation against Age Discrimination Claimants102
9Women and Age Discrimination114
10The Employer's Motion for Summary Judgment123
11Proving Age Discrimination Using Indirect Evidence134
12Proving Age Discrimination Using Other Evidentiary Procedures152
13Monetary Damages and Other Legal Remedies163
14The Roles of the EEOC and the Private Attorney183
15The Negative Attitude of the Courts and Enforcement of the ADEA191
16Judicial Limitations to Proving Age Discrimination205
17Arbitration of Age Discrimination Disputes220
18The Role of the Worker in an Age Discrimination Suit235
19Recommendations for Changes in the ADEA and Its Enforcement247
Conclusion: Hope for the Older Worker in the Future260
Notes265
Index275

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