Fun Facts about the ADEA

The EEOC’s recent report on the ADEA at 50 is full of interesting facts and statistics about age discrimination and the evolution of claims under the ADEA.  The report details changes in the demographics of the American workforce and in the demographics of age discrimination plaintiffs.  For example, in the 1990’s, the majority of age discrimination charges were filed by workers ages 40 – 54. By 2017, more charges were filed by workers ages 55-64. The percentage of charges filed by workers 65 also doubled between 1990 and 2017.  Further, more women now file charges of age discrimination than men.  And, not surprisingly, age discrimination in hiring continues to be a significant problem for older workers, exacerbated in recent years by on-line recruiting that micro targets younger employees and on-line application systems that obtain age related data.

The report is here: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/adea50th/report.cfm

 

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