TITLE

Age Discrimination: Alive and Well in the Workplace?

AUTHOR(S)
Santora, Joseph C.; Seaton, William J.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study by researcher Vincent Roscigno and a team from Ohio State University on age discrimination in the workplace. The study suggested that age stereotypes influenced employer perceptions of the work competencies of older employees and that social closure theory encouraged discrimination. Examination of age discrimination claims from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission database revealed that workers near the age of fifty were subject to notable levels of discrimination and that gender was a factor in age discrimination, but not race. The researchers noted cases in which the work hours of older employees were reduced. The authors suggest discrimination lawsuits by older workers could inspire company managers to improve attitudes toward older workers.
ACCESSION #
32739764

 

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