Join our Efforts to Protect Older Workers
Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that would help level the playing field for older workers and restore their rights to fight back against age discrimination. Age discrimination in the workplace is wrong, and it threatens the financial security of older workers. AARP
is fighting to ensure all workers are treated fairly based on their qualifications, not their age, and we will need every supporter and advocate to help restore these protections. Join with us and make your voice heard!
Ten years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decision rolled back decades of protections for older workers. They made it harder to prove age discrimination than any other type of discrimination cases including race, religion, or gender. Age discrimination is wrong, but sadly it is very common:
– Over 60% of workers ages 45+ have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job.
– Over half of older workers are pushed out of longtime jobs, and 90% of those workers
never go on to earn as much.
– Hiring discrimination is less visible but just as common, if not more. Almost half of older
jobseekers say they have been asked for age-related information (such as their date of
birth or date of graduation.) Additionally, ProPublica and the New York Times found that
dozens of the nation's leading employers use social media to exclude older applicants from
ever even seeing their job postings.
All workers should be treated fairly based on their qualifications, not negative stereotypes and false assumptions. Join our efforts to end age discrimination and stop older workers from getting pushed out of the workforce.
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