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The hospital’s supervisor made comments such as “younger nurses can dance around older nurses,” “younger nurses are easier to train” and “they’re cheaper to employ.” Even though those comments truly reflect age discrimination, the EEOC did not win the case. The hospital supervisor showed records of the ages of their employees at the time which shows that “over 70 percent of the hospital's workforce were aged 40 and above.” Hebert was demonstrating how age discrimination cases were approached and how easily turned over. Herbert overlooked what I consider to be an important point in age discrimination which is that preventive action is key. Actions can be taken to insure that age discrimination does not become a factor in every work environment. In Herbert’s discussion of ways employers prevent age discrimination cases she mentioned, “so she could earn retirements benefits, helping to demonstrate the company did not harbor any age-related animus towards her.” Healthcare employers should consider the actions of the younger employees just as much as the older ones. They should also train their manager staff as Hebert puts it,”to avoid making any age-related comments.”
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  • Fall '07
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  • Discrimination, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Lariza Pruneda Hebert

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