Team F Book Notes

Human Resource Management (Available Titles Coursemate)

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Team F Notes: AGE AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (P 94) The populations of most developed countries – including, Australia, Japan, most European countries, and the United States – are aging. These changes mean that as older workers with a lifetime of expriences and skills retire, HR faces significant challenges in replacing them with workers having the capabilities and work ethic that characterize many mature workers in the United States. Employment discrimination against individuals age 40 and older is prohibited by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). (P 94) AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT (ADEA) (P 95) The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, amended in 1978 and 1986, prohibits discrimination in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against all individuals age 40 years or older working for employers having 20 or more workers. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that state employees may no sue state government employers in federal courts because the ADEA is a federal law. The impact of the ADEA is increasing as the U.S. workforce has been aging.34 Consequently, the number of age discrimination cases has been increasing, according to EEOC reports. A number of countries have passed age discrimination laws. For example, age discrimination regulations in Great Britain focus on preventing age discrimination in recruitment, promotion, training, and retirement – related actions.35 As with most EEO issues, age discrimination details are continuing to be defined by the various courts, with the Supreme Court having decided employers are not liable if the disparate age impact is due to “reasonable factors
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Team F Book Notes - Team F Notes AGE AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY(P 94 The populations of most developed countries including Australia Japan

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