There is speculation that many colleges and universities will be hard hit in the near future by the EEOC because of sex discrimination. It can also be anticipated that the institutions of higher learning will soon be faced with many charges of age discrimination . Because of the limited funds available and the attitudes of some administrators, older employees who find it difficult to move to other jobs are given only small wage increases. This failure to match the cost of living of older employees while younger and more mobile members fare better proportionately may well be a sign of age discrimination. It seems possible that these institutions are indeed vulnerable to charges of age discrimination. Since the federal laws were amended in 1974 to cover state employment, some fireworks can be anticipated at state universities.
Irving Kovarsky and Dr. Joel Kovarsky,
Economic, Medical and Legal Aspects of the Age Discrimination Laws in Employment,
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