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Discrimination in the Workplace


  • Mishra Jitendra

    (Grand Valley State, 469C DeVos, 401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, USA)

  • Smith Heather
  • Battle Kevin


Age and obesity discrimination is the fastest growing type of discrimination in the workforce.. The federal government established The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 which protected workers 40-years-old and older from being discriminated against based on age (“Laws Enforced”, 2009). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates claims of workplace age discrimination in workers 40-years-old and older (“About EEOC”, 2009). In 2008 there were 24,582 complaints of age bias reported to the EEOC.17 A substantial proportion of the American public is overweight. Overweight individuals are frequently the victims of pervasive discrimination, particularly in the area of employment. This paper examines issues associated with age and obesity discrimination in the workplace.

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  • Mishra Jitendra & Smith Heather & Battle Kevin, 2013. "Discrimination in the Workplace," Advances In Management, Advances in Management, vol. 6(2), February.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgn:journl:v:6:y:2013:i:2:a:1

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