21% of U.S. Workers Over 40 Claim They Have Experienced Age Bias, Insurer Says

August 13, 2019

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:55 am
    SacFlood says:
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    Beware of the AAA Manager in Elk Grove, CA, who asks job applicants which year they graduated from High School. Age bias is still alive and well in the Sacramento, CA area.

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:57 am
    KP says:
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    It’s rampant

    • August 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm
      Agent says:
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      Snowflake when they are 40?

      • August 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        Unlikely, or else more than “40 percent [would have] filed a charge or complaint.”

  • August 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm
    knowall says:
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    There was an insurance CEO who led a forced downsizing and then soon after told the remaining crowd “we’re going to fill this place with young people!”

    There have been clandestine studies where the resume’s date of birth/graduation dates are changed but the education and experience are essentially the same. It was clear that the younger crowd got more first interviews after an online app.

  • August 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    Caldude says:
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    I am ever thankful that I work for a company that celebrates longevity and experience. A large display is prominently displayed for those that reach the Quarter Century Club and an annual dinner is held for current QCC members and retirees who achieved this status. We strive to keep the qualified experienced worker around to support our culture and mentor the new.

  • August 15, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    While I agree discrimination in any form is a bad thing you need to consider bother sides. The insurance industry, for example, has much of it’s talent “aging out.” At some point employers will be left trying to fill positions with inexperienced people. It’s sound strategy to make sure you have some younger employees that you are training for the day your experienced people retire. There has also been a problem in several industries with older individuals hiring attorneys and filing frivolous workers comp claims and lawsuits that they are encouraged to do as part of their “retirement package.” Age discrimination IS BAD, but an gaining workforce is a legitimate risk management concern. As with everything else, the devil is in the details. General stats don’t tell the whole story. Those who were discriminated against deserve justice, but I am certain not everyone surveyed was legitimately a victim.



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