Signs That Age Equity Is Gaining Workplace Relevance (At Last)

While progress toward workplace age equity has been slow, this past year shows definite signs of improvement. As a result, there is an elevated awareness of workplace age bias and discrimination and the need for companies and organizations to address it.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made it very clear: job postings conveying preference — for example, “recent graduate,” young,” “energetic,” are examples of a recruiting practice that may involve systemic age discrimination.

The update provided transparency by explaining the use of administrative and litigation tools used to identify and pursue systemic discriminatory practices.  

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