New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

February 18, 2016

RENO, NV - 2/18/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- A new book by employment law expert Patricia G. Barnes, J.D., provides a timely and much-needed resource for workers and employers seeking to understand the complex laws governing age discrimination in the United States.

The book,  offers an easy-to-understand overview of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and how it intersects with state age discrimination laws This book uses real cases from federal court and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to show how thorny age-related problems in the workplace are analyzed and resolved in the legal system. 

“Age discrimination is a lose-lose proposition.  Older workers lose their jobs, become mired in chronic unemployment and are forced to spend down their savings and take low-wage jobs. Many are forced into a financially ill-advised retirement that leaves them impoverished for decades. Employers lose valuable, experienced and loyal workers. ”

Barnes writes that age discrimination in employment is epidemic and unaddressed. For 50 years, Barnes writes, the ADEA has offered far less protection to older workers than Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees to victims of employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color and national origin. The situation has worsened in recent years due to the Great Recession and the troubled economy. Moreover, she writes, employers today have new and better tools to discriminate, including computer programs that automatically screen out the applications of older workers.

This book helps workers recognize, confront and overcome age discrimination in employment, thereby averting job loss, depleted savings, forced early retirement, and decades of impoverishment.

Employers will learn how to avoid costly age discrimination lawsuits, damaging risk to their reputations and needless turnover of workers who possess invaluable experience and skills.

 The book answers such important questions as:

  • When do ageist remarks rise to the level of illegal harassment?
  • What common ploys are used by employers to get rid of older workers?
  • What unseen factors affect the chances of prevailing in an age discrimination case?

Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essemtial Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers should be on the bookshelf of every worker, employment law attorney and Human Relations officer. It is available at leading on-line booksellers, including, as an  or in .

PATRICIA G. BARNES is a licensed attorney, former judge and the author of the groundbreaking book,  (2014). She is the founder and editor of the employment law blogs, and .  Contact Ms. Barnes at 775-546-0898 or [email protected]

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