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Age Discrimination in the Workplace

The controversy of having age as a protected class (under the ADEA) continues to rage. Employers are repeatedly attempting to replace older workers with younger workers on the claim that the younger workers are naturally more productive. Do you believe this is the case? Further, the ADEA protects employees 40 years of age and older-do you believe this is the appropriate age for age discrimination protection to begin?

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Many labor related studies have proven that older workers are not any less productive than younger workers. Although younger workers are supposedly more physically fit and vibrant than older workers, the requirements of most jobs negate any physical advantages, and the ...