Most age discrimination cases use prior case Mc Donnell Douglas Corp. Green, a racial discrimination case from 1973 as a comparison in meeting prima facie requirements. In the case Monaco is laid off from his position as Vice President of the Eastern Region for American General Assurance Company after their purchase of United States Life and upon a companywide decision to reduce their workforce as a result of eliminating a line of business that was not profitable. Penny call center employee files suit against the company claiming that she was passed over on multiple promotions as a result of her age and sex.
Johnson after a secretary of labor statistical report that indicated that age discrimination for older workers was problem.
Analysis showed that while unemployment for older workers was less than for younger workers, the period of time that the unemployed over a certain age remained unemployed was significantly longer than those in younger age brackets.
The Introduction: Age discrimination in the workplace is more prevalent than many would care to believe.
Older workers tend to be more expensive and take more time off from work, with this in mind it is not surprising that age discrimination has become one of the most common forms of discrimination in employment.