age discrimination

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

Anti-discrimination tactics for your resume

No reason to let people pre-judge you from your resume. Here are some practical easy ways to avoid putting a spotlight on your age or where you live. Read More »

Have You Been Zapped By The R-Word?

Have You Been Zapped By The R-Word?

If you haven't you're probably under 40

Deciphering and being aware of the R-word code can be of enormous advantage to older jobseekers. Why waste time and energy trying to work with the wrong people? Read More »

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

Playboy Must Pay $6 Million to Whistleblower Who Refused to Embezzle Staff Bonuses

30-year employee also alleged age discrimination victim

Former accounting executive Catherine Zulfer is receiving what may be the largest payout ever under a 2002 whistleblower protection law. Read More »

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

Am I Being Targeted For Layoff Due To My Age?

Am I Being Targeted For Layoff Due To My Age?

4 ways to prove age discrimination

How can you tell if your age is the reason you were targeted for a layoff? There are many ways companies discriminate and it is illegal. Knowledge is power. Read More »

'Old' Porn Gang at Kansas Gas Gets Almost $1M In Age Discrimination Suit

'Old' Porn Gang at Kansas Gas Gets Almost $1M In Age Discrimination Suit

Workers over 40 were fired for explicit porn emails. Others weren't

Four employees were reportedly fired by Kansas Gas Service for swapping porn, but the group says that executives really wanted to get rid of older workers. Read More »

Why Older Workers Should Expect Age Discrimination

Why Older Workers Should Expect Age Discrimination

How to fight back against age discrimination

Today, older workers should anticipate age discrimination. Here's why... Read More »

8 Things To Do If You're Being Targeted For Age Discrimination

8 Things To Do If You're Being Targeted For Age Discrimination

You don't have to let yourself be a victim.

You don't have to let yourself be a victim. Read More »

6 Ways To Prove You're A Victim Of Age Discrimination

6 Ways To Prove You're A Victim Of Age Discrimination

Practical ways to prove your suspicions.

It's one thing to suspect you're being demoted, fired or passed over because of your age. Here's how to prove it. Read More »

Over 50? 4 Things You Must Do To Get A Job

Over 50? 4 Things You Must Do To Get A Job

Address employers' biggest concerns and you'll have a fighting chance.

Ageism isn't fair, but address employers' biggest concerns and you'll have a fighting chance. Read More »

What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

When you lose your job, it's very tempting to lash out at anyone in your path. After all, you've been wronged, so someone needs to take the heat. Everyone expects you to be angry and upset at getting fired or laid off, but don't take the bait. Being outwardly bitter and vituperative will only prevent you from... Read More »

How To Win An Age-Discrimination Suit

How To Win An Age-Discrimination Suit

By Penelope Lemov When you lose your job at 45 or so, it's tempting to want to sue for age discrimination, especially if you received excellent annual reviews and were replaced by someone 20 years younger. While you may think you have an airtight case, the odds against winning could be low. What's more, you... Read More »

Is 68 Too Old To Be A Police Officer?

Is 68 Too Old To Be A Police Officer?

Are there certain professions that should have an age limit? Even though he was 65 years old, William Ray Fisher (pictured left) felt that he was fit enough to work as a patrol officer. So in 2009, he submitted an application to the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Police Department. When he was rejected by WSPD, Fisher... Read More »

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Read More »

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Forget all the gloomy predictions about how baby boomers are not hireable. There is a way to get the skills and income you need. Read More »

Starbucks Barista Margaret Hobson: Fired For Being Too Old?

Starbucks Barista Margaret Hobson: Fired For Being Too Old?

If you're trying to put yourself through school or launch your career as a puppeteer/rapper, Starbucks is an excellent side job. Unlike many other retail chains, Starbucks even offers benefits to part-timers, along with stock options, a 401(k) match and a free pound of coffee a week. But some older Starbucks... Read More »

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

Workers Over 50 Are The New 'Unemployables'

By Annalyn Kurtz On one hand, they're too young to retire. They may also be too old to get re-hired. Call them the "new unemployables," say researchers at Boston College. Older workers were less likely to lose their jobs during the recession, but those who were laid off are facing far tougher conditions than... Read More »

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

About 85 million Americans work as white-collar professionals in the private sector, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Read More »

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... Read More »

How To Fight Age Discrimination

How To Fight Age Discrimination

By Donna Fuscaldo Being out of work is hard, being unemployed and in your 50s can be impossible. While companies won't admit it, age discrimination does exist, particularly in a tight job market where there are many more candidates than job openings. Although the problem crosses both genders, older women... Read More »

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