ERIC Number: ED360542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Work Force Changes and Age Discrimination: Educating Business Leaders in the 1990s and Beyond. A Project To Produce an Educational Package on Age Discrimination in Employment for Business Leaders.
American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly.
The purposes of the project that developed this education package for business were as follows: (1) enhance employer knowledge and understanding of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), especially in its application to corporate downsizing and the use of early retirement incentives; (2) discourage employer practices that violate the act and abridge the rights of older workers; and (3) influence employer attitudes and perceptions about the elderly in a way that will expand meaningful employment opportunities for older workers and critical resources for employers. With the help of an expert advisory group, the project developed a broadcast quality, 25-minute educational videotape and a 38-page written employers' guide that informs employers of their obligations under the ADEA. The guide included in this packet is organized in five parts that cover the following topics: (1) aging workers in a leaner and meaner economy; (2) older worker myths and realities; (3) Age Discrimination in Employment Act in brief; (4) analysis--the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; and (5) 10 guidelines for employers considering downsizing. Contains references and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Business Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Continuing Education, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Older Workers, Program Development, Retirement, Social Bias, Videotape Recordings
Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (employer's guide and videotape).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly.