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Re: Age Discrimination in Job Search and the Workplace

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What state do you live in?

 

I would write down all that you can remember.  That includes dates, names, times and what everyone said.  In most states you will have a hearing.  It is unlikly that you can be fired in most states without proof. I do know in VA you don't need proof.  Employees work at the descression of the employer.  I would reserch your state before you do anything other than writing everything down.  Often the side with the notes wins.

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Age Discrimination, really is a big problem facing America! People that you work with, and for lie, and mostly get away with it for now.But, eventually they will fall, and suffer what they put the person through. The financial hardships, bankruptcy action, credit severely ruin, and unable to pay on or off student loan debts.  I unfortunately,  experienced this EVIL!  It was not pleasant. I guess, Goliath rThateally believes he/she can't be beat.  What makes matters worst is the lying wicked evil employer, that will intentionally cover-up for their own name sake. But again, God knows  all, Even when you lie, and claim, "the statuture of limitations is closed". Tell it to the master controller of life, He knows. It is because of abuse of power, and Goliath believes that he can do anything to anybody that he wants, and he has no recourse for his "sin". ALL I know is man did NOT give me mine, and therefore no man, no woman has the power to take mine away from me, if I am NOT breaking the law. You don't have to be labelled, just simply taking up for what you worked, and earned. Try being 44years young, a professional nurse, single, with and black. This should not be a threat. All was going fair, until I spoke up for what I know that I was NOT doing. To be falsely accussed without proof?  Oh, maybe goliath believes I did not have the protection for the complexion. Who cares? That is the main reason why people are NOT tolerating this behavior any longer. Mine was not given to me.I earned mine, and it belongs to me, And, I will continue to stand for what I believe in, like it or lump it.

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Do volunteer work! I do and it can be rewarding!  Good luck!

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I’ve seen some listings that require an ability to lift consistently a certain amount of weight even though not part of the job requirement.
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Yes, I have been discriminated against at a job interview.  I am 69 years old and looking for part-time

work and the interviewer ask me , "how long did I plan on working?"  

I have an excellent resume with excellent references!!  She wasn't interested in that only she saw my age!!  

There are companies out there who are senior friendly because they know we have excellent job skills and WANT to work!!!  We will make their companies successful!!

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When applying online for jobs, I have qualifications to fit a job position exactly but I am turned down because of some glitch. It is only after I am required to enter the year I graduated High School. I asked why graduated college was not important there is never a reason other than answer high school graduation year. There is such great interest in me until I enter the graduation year which is obvious it is age discrimination in a deceptive manner.

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You are not alone in your experience.  One of the new "schemes" I have encountered to avoid interviewing qualified candidates that don't match a very specific hiring demographic are

  • Hiring organization pulls the job after you have applied and encourage you to reapply later. 
  • We have decided not to fill the position at this time and then you will see the position posted again within a few weeks with a different posting number. 

Even after reapplying you still aren't interviewed.

 

I wish you the best in your search and encourage you to persist.  

 

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 Yes, AArP. You've got your work cut out for you.

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Again with the condescending statements. ,some old coot?
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Surprised you would say someone is too stupid to figure that out. Condescending.
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