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"Is Age a Problem?" - A case of age discrimination, a company production manager investigates if a supervisor is guilty of age discrimination. When does a remark or question amount to discrimination? In day-to-day decision making and selection of...
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1. Should age be a criterion for job requirements? Why?
2. How should the production manager and supervisor have handled this situation?
3. Share your experiences, thoughts and options in this case.


 
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Susan
March 06, 2015
This looks like it will be a fabulous addition to our live generational diversity workshop


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Joseph
January 14, 2014
Im going to use this for my EO presentation. It creates an active interaction with the soldiers, along with using prezi, there will be noone sleeping though this presentation.


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Courtney
November 03, 2012
No.


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Jennifer
March 05, 2012
Useful clip. This couls be used to illustrate case of intentional and unintentional discrimination and how questions can still get negative reactions across. Emplyee deserves reassessment against the job requirements only.


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mp
October 04, 2011
yes. in specific situations.


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mp
October 04, 2011
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Linda
August 26, 2011
Job requirements should be based upon the essential functions of the position. Age should not be part of the equation. During the interview all applicants would be told the requirement of the weight lifting requirement. They could be asked to sign something saying they agree and can can do the job functions as listed. Reference to past health issues should never be raised.


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karen
August 25, 2011
Some re-training needs to take place on interviewing do's and don'ts. In the mid-70's, I interviewed at a Ford motor plant for an inventory control position, having been with General Electric in manufacturing management. There were five interviews that day, each one progressively higher up the "food chain" with the last interview being with the Plant Mgr. He asked many questions that were illegal. When I called two days later to check on the status of the position, the response from HR was, we don't show that you were ever here. Welcome to the world!

posted by: Frasure Jayne
August 29, 2011
We have transportation specialists who drive patients to and from appointments. Some managers think it's OK to rule out a person due to age. Especially since the patients themselves are older and may need help. We have to continually discuss that the job requirements need to be very clear and reviewed with each candidate so that the decision to hire or not is strictly based on their ability to perform the essential functions regardless of age.

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