Age Discrimination


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Age Discrimination

Geriatrics A bias or belief that may be held by a health care provider that depression, forgetfulness, and other disorders are a normal part of ageing and that older individuals won’t benefit from treatment of mental disorders.
Social medicine Discrimination against or unfair treatment of individuals on the basis of their age.
Psychiatry Systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against the elderly to distance oneself from their social plight and skirt personal fears of ageing and death.
MedspeakUK Any overt or covert policy or act that adversely affects a worker because of his/her age.
MedspeakUS The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 provides that no person in the US shall, on the basis of age, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
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The researchers found that older adults who believed they were victims of weight discrimination or age discrimination suffered significantly worse physical and emotional health and greater declines in health compared with those who did not report experiencing such discrimination.
Older people deserve better and they deserve a level playing field in all walks of life - from healthcare to financial services and the sooner we show age discrimination the red card, the better.
Over the past decade, as the number of older workers has increased the number of age discrimination claims filed with the EEOC has also increased.
The difference between then and now from an age discrimination standpoint is that unemployed older workers have greater leeway to file claims.
Following discussions with her union, Unison, the trust agreed a new policy on age discrimination and Mrs Southcott was able to return to work.
Thanks to rampant age discrimination, "too old" can mean as young as forty-five.
Employers are "confused" about new age discrimination measures just days before they become law, a new report warned today.
North East employers are being reminded they have more time to bring themselves into line with new age discrimination legislation.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is designed to protect applicants and employees age 40 and older in matters surrounding hiring, promotion, discharge, and compensation.
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