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Title

Discrimination in the Workplace

Department

Management Department

College

Seidman College of Business

Disciplines

Business

Abstract

Age and obesity discrimination is the fastest growing type of discrimination in the workforce.. The federal government established The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 which protected workers 40-years-old and older from being discriminated against based on age (Laws Enforced, 2009). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates claims of workplace age discrimination in workers 40-years-old and older (About EEOC, 2009). In 2008 there were 24,582 complaints of age bias reported to the EEOC (Levitz and Shishkin, 2009). A substantial proportion of the American public is overweight. Overweight individuals are frequently the victims of pervasive discrimination, particularly in the area of employment. This paper examines issues associated with Age and obesity discrimination in the workplace.

Conference Name

mbaa-International Confrence

Conference Location

Chicago IL

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