AARP “Value Of Experience” Survey Cited In Discussion Of Workplace Age Discrimination.

January 9, 2019

CBS This Morning (1/9) broadcast that women over 60 are “[exercising] new power and prestige,” citing a New York Times headline: “I am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar.” However, not all older workers experience similar success, CBS said, as a study from ProPublica and the Urban Institute claims “about 56 percent of workers over the age of 50 have faced or could face employer-driven job loss.” CBS also described a recent age discrimination lawsuit settled in favor of two Ohio State University teachers who were described by one supervisor as “dead wood.” CBS also carried a visualization of workplace age discrimination data from AARP’s “Value of Experience” survey, but did not mention AARP’s involvement in the Ohio State lawsuit. CBS also interviewed LinkedIn editor-in-chief Dan Roth on older workers’ struggles seeking jobs due to instances of age discrimination, as well as some of the benefits of employing older workers.



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