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AGE DISCRIMINATION OR JUST BASIC BUSINESS?
 
By: Dan Miller

AGE DISCRIMINATION OR JUST BASIC BUSINESS?

In a well-publicized case recently, an older executive was laid off by a major corporation and replaced by a younger person who was willing to work for much less. The older executive sued for age discrimination but the court ruled against him. The judge ruled it was not discrimination if the company could find someone willing to do the same job for less. Rather this is simply a basic business economic principle upon which our free enterprise system is built.

Be careful about thinking you are protected by the age and disabilities acts. The bottom line is companies have the right to run a business profitably. Sometimes those decisions may look like discrimination, but they are just plain business. Don’t rest on age, seniority or a disability. Focus on your unique “areas of competence” and your contributions to the good of the company.

http://www.workforce.com/archive/feature/22/25/00/index.php



 








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