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Age Discrimination

Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

The general trend in today’s job market is toward youth and vitality, rather than age and wisdom. Sometimes, this can put older workers in a difficult position. Some professions have opted to address this issue by requiring workers of a certain age to retire, regardless of health or seniority. In fact, this practice is illegal…

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Can Young Workers Be The Victims Of Age Discrimination?

There is a persistent myth that middle-aged and elderly workers simply do not work as hard. Because of this, discrimination in the workplace against older employees is sadly not uncommon. However, there is a flip side to that equation: young people are also treated unfairly or inequitably, often based on similar stereotypes. The federal Age…

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The Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA)

In today’s workforce, youth is prized. As a result, older workers can sometimes receive inequitable or even illegal treatment in the name of efficiency. While this is obviously against the regulations set out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is also in contravention of the Age Discrimination In Employment Act…

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When Is Age A Bona Fide Occupational Qualification?

When discussing discrimination in the workplace, many people forget that age is a protected classification right along with race, religion, gender and nationality. The South Carolina Human Affairs Law and the federal Title VII both bar any kind of unequal treatment based on age. However, there are exceptions, and one of these is in dealing…

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Myths About Age Discrimination

While no employee should be subject to discrimination, there are misconceptions about certain discrimination laws that can lead to problems, especially in less common types such as age discrimination. If you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you should be aware of what is truth and what is myth.

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What Is A Bona Fide Occupational Qualification?

Age discrimination is prohibited in most employment contexts, but not all. Exceptions in the law do exist, for a variety of reasons. The most common among them is the bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) – a logical and practical reason why having a younger worker in a specific job makes sense. This does serve as…

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Title VII Claims: An Overview

A significant majority of employment discrimination claims are rooted in violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, there remain multiple misconceptions about what Title VII actually oversees and what it does not govern. If you are in a position where you may have to file an employment discrimination claim, it…

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Available Discrimination Lawsuit Remedies

If you bring a lawsuit based in employment discrimination, and are successful in holding your employer liable, there are a variety of legal remedies available depending on your specific situation. Many are not well known to the average person, or are thought to be out of reach. If you are in the midst of a…

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Changes At The EEOC May Affect Your Claim

Though it may not seem like it, even federal institutions do change. Because it happens so infrequently, however, people can be blindsided by it, to the detriment of any business they may have with the agency. Such is the case with the March 2016 changes in procedure at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Staying…

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Why Would Someone Need An Employment Lawyer?

Our jobs are not as secure as they perhaps once were. In this day and age, more and more companies are choosing to focus on the bottom line, and sometimes, this can result in mistakes and outright ill treatment from employers that have obligations to treat us better. If you ever wind up in the…

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