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Age Discrimination

The Ugly Truth About Age Discrimination

The Ugly Truth About Age Discrimination

Younger people are just as likely to bail for a better opportunity as older ones are. Many mature employees are more interested in the challenge and the environment than they are in a rocket-to-the-stars career path. But age discrimination persists. You're supposed to be protected from age discrimination once you're 40 years old, which doesn't do a thing for young people who are told: "you're too young for this job". Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work, and job seekers over age 35 cite it as a top obstacle to getting hired. This represents the other because if you don't get hired because of your age you might feel othered because you didn't get a job because of your age and that is not a good enough reason to not get a job. This relates to To Kill A Mockingbird because many times Scout was told to not listen or that she wouldn't understand something just because she was little.

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How Can an Older Job Seeker Fight Age Discrimination?

How Can an Older Job Seeker Fight Age Discrimination?

If the older job seeker understands what contributes to age discrimination, he or she might be able to proactively address these typical concerns. This picture represents being othered because younger people have more advantages like knowing all the technology and they also look more qualified because they might be just out of college and ready for the real world and older job seekers might not know how to properly use technology and their appearance might affect their chance at getting a job. This also relates To Kill A Mockingbird because they discriminated against Mrs. Dubose just because of her old appearance and didn't take the time to get to know her.

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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination

Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. "This became a big problem so they came up with something called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and it forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older." This is not just a problem with older people it can sometimes happen to younger people too. For example, " you are too young" or " you are too young to understand". This can relate to Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird because throughout the story there will be instances where Scout is told that she is too young to understand or too young to be there. This also occurs when they have to read to Mrs. Dubose because they think that she is just a gross old lady but actually she was fighting an addiction. Jem and Scout just judged her right when they saw her and just assumed that old people are gross. They didn't take the time to get to know her and they just judged her on her appearance. You can not discriminate in the work environment, for example, you can’t fire, pay less, not give promotions, layoff them off, or not give benefits just because they are older. A survey was taken for seeing what happens in the workplace and 58 percent of respondents said that they were told jokes that poked fun at older people. 31 percent reported being ignored or not taken seriously because of their age. Ageism relates to "the other" because it talks about how older people don't have equal employment. This happens because people come to the conclusion that they are not as good as younger people. For example, they might think that old people can't remember things or aren't as good at doing things as younger people are. Ageism is a real problem and we need more rules to make sure we are not discriminating against older people.

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