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Need a refresher on what constitutes ageist employment practices? If so, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Web site could be worth visiting.

November 5, 2008
Related Topics: Discrimination and EEOC Compliance, Policies and Procedures, Workforce Planning, Tools
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Need a refresher on what constitutes ageist employment practices? If so, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Web site could be worth visiting. The site details the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which “generally makes it unlawful to include age preferences, limitations, or specifications in job notices or advertisements.” Those responsible for hiring may want to check out the page for more specifics to help ensure that their organizations aren’t hit with age discrimination charges. In fiscal year 2007, the commission received more than 19,000 such complaints. The page also includes links to the text of the 1967 law, “Information for Small Employers” and other subjects that employers might find helpful.

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