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Age Discrimination

Yagana Shah

These 13 Stunning Photos Of Senior Athletes Shatter Every Aging Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Age is just a number and wrinkles certainly aren't a sign of weakness for senior athletes. While most athletes might throw in the towel by the time th...

Study Finds Perceived Age Discrimination Worse For Health Than Perceived Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

People who believe they've suffered age or weight discrimination actually have poorer health than victims of racism and sexism, a new study has found....

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

Hillary For President 2016, Not Hillary For Grandma

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Mitt Romney was surrounded by grandkids during his presidential run and no one ever ventured the question, let alone the thought, that he might not be a good grandfather or was not involved enough in their lives. But 66, for a woman in the political arena (and other arenas as well), is a different story. Unlike a man, a woman's "shelf-life" seems to be limited when she is described, even in her 60s, as a grandmother.

Bundy Isn't Evil Because He's an Old Guy

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Tom D'Antoni

He's evil because he's evil. In the coverage of the Bundy issue, lots of youngish journalists feel free to make fun of him because of his age. That's ...

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Age discrimination has become a much more frequent complaint in recent years as more and more people are working into their retirement years.

5 Subtle Yet Real Signs Age Discrimination Is Happening To You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty

A recent Craigslist ad looking for writers for an online publication called the Seattle Star included this language: "we need young, enthusiastic, fle...

Eugene Mulero

'Being Unemployed For So Long I Was Kind Of Going Crazy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Betsy Andrews, 54, is a newly hired substitute teacher at the Seattle Public Schools district. I got laid off from my high school teaching job in ...

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

Boomer Alert: Your Cheese Is On the Move!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Chances are if you're a regular Huffington Post Over-Fifty reader you're already keeping a close eye on your cheese, especially if you're still working for a living.

When Voluntary Retirement Is Not So Voluntary

Sara Rix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations.

FACE IT: Aging Is Relative But Don't Give up

Michele Willens | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

There is no denying that some arenas are resistant, but hopefully not impenetrable, to those beyond a certain age.

WATCH: Single Muslim Women Break Barriers

Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

Looking for Mr. (or Mrs.) Right is not easy for anyone. Now add in the religious and social pressures of being a Muslim woman. Four such women joined ...

Think About It: Why Do You Really Want To Look Younger?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Of course it would be ludicrous to suggest that women, and men should give up all attempts to look good. But looking good doesn't have to mean looking young. You can get out of the youth trap and still feel great about the persona you present to the world, if not your own inner sense of self.

Red 2: You're Never too Old to Kick Ass

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

The Red franchise (for this is number two) is an adaptation of a D.C. Comics product. And yes, on the surface, it does the usual fast-paced, guns-fighting-martial-arts and multiple locations type show. Which is no bad thing.

Why Age Bias Laws Might Not Help Older Workers

U.S. News and World Report | Philip Moeller | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

Age discrimination laws provided no meaningful protection to older employees during and after the recession, according to a study released this month ...

An Awkward Rite Of Passage For Laid-Off Post 50s

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

"You remind me so much of my... of my... my father!" she blurted. I'm thinking is this what the corporate workforce has come to? Thirty-year-old MBA managers on the executive fast track thinking of their grey-haired staffers as an army of dear old dads?

Tell It Like It Is

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

He backed up a couple of steps, held the door open for me, and, with a smile, said, "You first, old man." When I tell my friends about this, they say, "That was really an unkind thing for him to say." But I tell my family and friends how much I appreciated his comment, because it reflected the truth.

I'm 58 And Unemployed

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When work/life balance is temporarily unbalanced by life responsibilities and the physical and mental fallout of grief and pain, how much empathy can a faceless corporation be expected to show, and for how long?

How To Fight Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Around the world, older adults are exposed to negative stereotypes and, sometimes, outright discrimination. These vulnerabilities are especially worrisome today, given older workers' increasing demand for employment.

Why Age Bias In The Workplace Is So Hard To Prove

Sara Rix | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It is one thing when advancing age provides a perk or two, even if the reasons for them are not always fully appreciated. However, it is quite another when age prevents qualified candidates from getting through the door and having an opportunity to market themselves in person to prospective employers.

What It Takes to Win an Age Discrimination Suit

Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue The bar has gotten higher, but here’s what to do if you believe you have a case By Penelope Lemov When you lose yo...

What Your Resume Says About Your Age

Grace Williamson | Posted 06.30.2013 | DC
Grace Williamson

Job seekers tend to resuscitate the resume they used to find their previous position by simply adding another block to detail their most recent position. What many don't realize is that they need to pay special attention to remove information that may date them and inadvertently lead to age discrimination.

Why Employers Should Be Hiring Older Workers

Jacquelyn James | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Jacquelyn James

Hiring managers who look at the resume of a 50+ worker and see a risk or a burden should look again. Older workers don't need your pity. Firms that pass on the opportunity to hire them do.

How To Deal With An Ageist Boss

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

While the majority of Gen-X, Gen-Y and Baby Boomers work very well together and respect each other, there are a few in the minority who appear to be on a power trip. Unfortunately that trip causes an adverse impact on capable, talented older workers.