In employment ads in New York and across the country, a new term is being used by employers who are apparently seeking younger applicants. Rather than asking for "new grads" or "young blood," which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says is illegal and in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers are now asking for "digital natives."
Job seekers in New York who have suffered from age-based employment discrimination when applying for a position might wonder how they will be able to prove it. Although some employers make a practice of age discrimination quite obvious, this kind of blatant discrimination is rare. In most cases, an investigation into the employer's hiring process will be necessary to prove that it took place.
The first female editor of the venerable New York Times was recently fired by the publisher of the newspaper. Information has come to light in the days following the firing suggesting that the employment dispute was related to sex discrimination.
Work is a day-to-day aspect of most people’s lives. Not only do Americans rely on employment for financial security, but feeling useful and productive can also provide a personal satisfaction. When discrimination of any kind against you or a fellow employee happens, it can be challenging to maintain focus, productivity and enthusiasm in the workplace.