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Forced out : when veteran employees are driven from their careers
Brudney, Juliet F.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [1987]

Physical Description:
208 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Subtitle on cover: Why veteran employees are driven from their careers--and what they can do.

"Career comebacks and employment alternatives; featuring interviews with survivors of middle-aged job loss; how public and private agencies can help; employer reforms--voluntary and mandated"--Cover.

Order of authors' names reversed on cover.

"A Fireside book"

Includes index.
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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Brudney and Scott describe the prevalence of age discrimination in today's job market and offer sound advice on combating this threat. They have interviewed more than 100 people between the ages of 50 and 70 who suddenly lost their supposedly secure midlevel jobs because their companies sought younger employees (whose salaries would be lower) or wanted to avoid paying promised retirement benefits. The authors explain how to recognize the warning signs of such discrimination and to obtain the essential evidence before firing or forced retirement occurs. They also explain the workings of the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and the Age Discrimination Act (with positive and negative examples). In addition to advice on legal recourse after being discriminated against, this helpful, consoling guide offers suggestions on how to job-hunt in a discriminatory market, supplying tactics as well as resources. Bibliography and index. DPD. 650.1'4 Age and employment U.S. / Age discrimination in employment U.S. / Career changes U.S. [CIP] 87-14927

Library Journal Review

This book on age discrimination in the workplace draws on the experiences of over 100 people ages 50 to 70. It discusses the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and gives advice to actual or potential victims (e.g., keep a dismissal diary). The authors acknowledge age discrimination as a societal problem; many interviewees conclude that some older people will have to settle for a lower salary or a job in a different field. The use of examples is repetitious at times. Otherwise, recommended for general collections as a practical introduction to an important topic. Wendy Allex, Lee Cty. Libs., Ft. Myers, Fla. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.