Consider the topic of age discrimination. Is it ever appropriate to discriminate based on age? Give examples of two situations for which you believe age discrimination is acceptable. Then give examples of two situations for which you believe age discrimination would not be acceptable. For all examples, provide an explanation of your reasoning. Then, answer the following questions: Are older people entitled to protection from employment discrimination as a class? How might a law protecting older people from discrimination work?
Research the issue online to assist you in developing supporting facts and arguments for your positions. You may want to look at Web sites for government agencies that enforce anti-discrimination laws, such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the British Government Equalities Office, and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Professor Linda M. Woolf, PhD has put together a helpful Web site on ageism <span class=”nolink”>here</span>. Lastly, the BBC provides an overview of age discrimination in Britain and globally here.
Prepare a 1,500 word (double-spaced) essay. The paper should be 12-point font, Times New Roman, and include a final source list.