Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Concourse Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Age Discrimination

by Betsey Lippmeier

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.

Age discrimination in employment is a serious problem, both here in Massachusetts and in the rest of the United States.  According to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Annual Report, 547 complaints or 10.5% of the total  in 2011 were about age discrimination.  According to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 23,546 charges or 23.5% of the total in Fiscal Year 2011 were for age discrimination.  These figures understate the problem since many people lack the resources to file discrimination charges.

Nick Corcodilos, a headhunter with 33 years of experience suggests alternatives to filing charges .

The Boston Public Library has the following books about age discrimination:

 

 

The A-Z Guide to Federal Employment Laws for the Small Business Owner
Johnson, Shannon (Book – 2011)

 
 
 
 
 

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