How can human resource leaders ensure
How can human resource leaders ensure that companies are both age discrimination-free and also have the ability to make business and employment decisions, even if not always favorable to senior workers?
Our society is aging, our workforce is aging and more and more seniors look at themselves as a protected group. And even the aging Supreme Court is joining the discussion by its holding in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing (2000) that seniors can sustain age discrimination claims by demonstrating that the employer justification for an employment policy was simply a pretext to discriminate
To make sure that the company is age discrimination-free and has the ability to make employment decisions, even if not always favorable to senior workers, the human resource manager can take the following steps:
- Major decisions of a business should involve the views of both older and younger employees.
- Older members of an organization should not be given importance while ignoring younger members of an organization.
- Older members of an organization should only be given extra advantage when they do their work efficiently.
- Pay scales should be decided based on work and should not be based on age.