Tag: age bias

  • Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

    Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

    By Sarah McBride When Randy Adams (shown above), 60, was looking for a chief-executive officer job in Silicon Valley last year, he got turned down from position after position that he thought he was going to nail -- only to see much younger, less-experienced men win out. Finally, before heading into his... Continue Reading

  • Fired At 71, Lifeguard Gets $65,000 In Age-Bias Suit

    Fired At 71, Lifeguard Gets $65,000 In Age-Bias Suit

    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/LmuN22) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County... Continue Reading

  • Your Guide To Job Searching After 50

    Your Guide To Job Searching After 50

    By Kaitlin Madden There's no question that job searching gets harder after the age of 50. Although age discrimination is illegal, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Many employers have pre-conceived notions about older workers. Among the most common: Their salaries are high, their energy is low and they're... Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: How Do I Eliminate Age Bias From My Job Search?

    Ask an Expert: How Do I Eliminate Age Bias From My Job Search?

    Many readers frequently write in to express their concerns about being eliminated from an employer's consideration because of their age. And while I'm not denying that ageism exists, I think the real issue that hurts an older job seeker's chances is relevance. If an older worker can't prove that they have... Continue Reading