Older Workers - Retirement Age Increasing? Company Pensions Disappearing And
Retirement Savings Wiped Out? Laid Off? Age Discrimination? Need Training?
Welcome to our web site dedicated to helping older workers fight back to
keep their jobs and to be treated fairly in their pursuit to be gainfully employed.
We know you are just trying to survive in the tough and ever changing world
of the older American worker who appears destined to work even longer before reaching retirement
Our main objectives for this web site are
Provide information and links to
information that help older workers remain a competitive, viable and respected American worker
Create User Generated Comment Sections for our
visitors to help identify
American companies who should not be rewarded for the shameful practice of kicking older workers
to the curb. Purchase of their products may need to be boycotted.
Create User Generated Comment Sections for our visitors to
help identify "Pro Older Worker" companies that should be acknowledged
as a company that deserves your business as a consumer.
Provide products and product information from
Older Worker Friendly companies
You, your loved ones or friends may have been a
loyal worker tossed to the side for no other reasons other than being older, receiving a higher pay due to
longevity at job and possible higher medical insurance cost to employer; and Companies
Treating Older Workers This Way Need To Be Identified To Boycott Their Products and
How Can Your
Participation at olderworkersfightback.com Help?
Your comments may help identify a hidden trend where older workers employed
at the same company but located in different states may be getting pushed out the door at a higher
rate than younger workers.
Were You An Older Worker Let Go...Add Your Comment Here
Some companies are practicing Systemic Discrimination that includes age discrimination to reduce their work force and
retirement benefits. They also may be restricting older workers' access to management trainee programs and
access to high level jobs just because of your age.
Your individual comments looked at as a total picture with other visitors'
comments may detect a company's on-going systemic discrimination trend against older workers that
should be investigated by the EEOC.
We also want to find and identify "Pro Older Worker"
companies that should be acknowledged as a company that deserves your business as a consumer.
Leave comments about "Pro Older Worker" Companies
What Can We Do As Older Workers To Demand Fair
While we have the Equal Opportunity
Employment Commission (EEOC) as the official enforcer to stop a company's older worker age discrimination
practice, older workers as one of the largest consumer groups in America have considerable buying
power to bring needed changes.
As older workers, we can and should boycott companies in the way that will
get their attention, Stop Buying Their Products
As consumers and as older workers, we can and should start supporting
"Older Worker" friendly companies by buying their products.
And You Completed School
As part of a company's effort to discriminate against older workers, do you
think older workers are quietly excluded from available jobs perhaps
by a quick review of the "oh, so handy school graduation date" on their completed application?
While The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) does not specifically prohibit an employer from asking an applicant’s age or date of
birth, most companies do not ask an applicant's age to avoid scrutiny by the EEOC to make sure the age request
was not an intent to discriminate based on age.
Think about it for a moment.
Why would a company need to set off EEOC alarm bells by asking an applicant's age
when they can quietly review a high school or college graduation date submitted on the application? An applicant's
answer will for most workers date them to within a year or so of their actual age?
As an older worker, tell us here where you have completed an application but never
heard back from the company.
We may just spot a very nasty trend taking place against older workers by many
companies across America.
Even the EEOC may have to rethink allowing graduation dates to be required on
Who Is An Older Worker?
Any person 40 or older is a potential target
according to the EEOC
What we find ironic is the economic fact produced by the 2009 Consumer Expenditure
Survey. Older workers in the 45 to 64 age bracket have an average annual expenditure of
These older workers that companies are writing off as a liability on average spend
the most money on consumer goods and services.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only forbids age discrimination against people
who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states do
have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination.
It is not illegal for an employer or other covered entity to favor an older worker over a
younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older.
Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are
both over 40.
Keep in mind that the EEOC rules and regulations concerning age discrimination coverage vary for
private businesses/employers (must have 20 or more workers), state or local governments, federal
government agencies, employment agencies and Labor Unions or Join Apprenticeship Committees.
Deciding Who Is Covered
Figuring out whether an employer has enough employees to be covered by the laws we enforce can
be complicated. If you aren’t sure how many employees there are, you should contact one of our
field offices as soon as possible so we can make that decision. Also, keep in mind that even if an
employer doesn’t have enough employees to be covered by the laws we enforce, it may still be
covered by state or local law. If it is, we can refer you to the state or local agency responsible
for enforcing that law.
Source: Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
Come On...Companies and Government Entities Don't Conspire Against Loyal, Hard
Working Older Workers In America.
As you will see from the small sample of 2010 EEOC press releases on our
EEOC Smack Down page, "Age Discrimination Is Alive and Thriving In
Unfortunately the EEOC press releases reveal
companies across the entire spectrum of American businesses gladly taking the older worker's money each
and every day yet kicking us out the door when no one is looking.
Well, olderworkersfightback.com is looking and will
be commenting on companies that do not deserve the financial support created by the combined buying power
of millions of older workers.
We encourage you to
use our Visitor Comment
Sections as your voice to help expose companies who are mistreating older workers either
intentionally or by accidental systemic discrimination.