Are you a “digital native?” | “Many older workers are struggling with new forms of age discrimination” – Philly.com

older workersDespite the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act turning 50 this year, some still find it difficult to overcome age discrimination.” – Philly.com

by Lauren Rosenblatt, Los Angeles Times

“The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50 this year — about the age when many American workers begin to encounter the kinds of biases the law was intended to prevent.

“At this ‘milestone of middle age,’ quipped Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the law is grappling with new forms of age discrimination in the internet era.

“Research by the EEOC, which received 20,857 claims of age discrimination last year, found that 65 percent of older workers say age is a barrier to getting a job.

“The issue has taken on even greater importance as American workers delay retirement and stay in the workplace longer, pushing up the median age in the U.S. labor force.”

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