Boomers Want Help From Congress
Older Americans widely agree that Congress should strengthen protections against age discrimination in the workplace, according to a new survey commissioned by AARP.
It used to be that if a worker could establish that their age had factored into an adverse employment decision, it was up to the employer to prove age had nothing to do with it. After a 2009 Supreme Court ruling, the burden shifted to the worker, who now has to prove age was the overriding factor for a demotion or firing.
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