Companies should value senior employees for their knowledge and experience. Unfortunately, there are situations where managers and business owners actively try to get rid of older employees. What’s even worse is that they usually use sneaky tactics to eliminate senior workers.
Although there are laws regarding age discrimination in the workplace, this doesn’t stop companies from reducing their aging workforce. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is theoretically meant to protect workers who are 40 years old and up from employment discrimination. Yet, like many laws, it really doesn’t live up to the purpose it was created for.
If you’re 40 or older and working, you need to know that Age Discrimination isn’t going to protect you. Companies and their HR departments have several strategies at their disposal to ditch older employees.
Here are 7 of their sneakiest ways to do that and still avoid age discrimination claims!