Articles Posted in Age Discrimination

A 34-year employee of the popular game show “Jeopardy!” is suing the show’s producers after being fired in August.

Glenn Kagan, 66, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Quadra Productions Inc. claiming age discrimination.

Company said the plaintiff violated COVID protocols

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), tech giant IBM discriminated against thousands of older workers laid off by the company from 2013 to 2018.

In late August, the agency notified a group of ex-employees that IBM routinely ignored laws that protect workers from age discrimination in hiring and firing.

Discrimination was encouraged “straight from the top”

Discrimination in the workplace is a product of human biases in social spaces which spills over to the confines of the work environment. Because of this, people often get pushed into retirement long before they are ready or work low-paying jobs long after they are ready to leave the workforce.

According to an AARP study, almost one in every four workers who are 45 years or older have received a negative comment regarding their age from fellow coworkers or even their supervisors.

Older workers face the highest rates of age discrimination

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