Complete Aviation Discrimination Act

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Age Discrimination Employment Act in Aviation


Equal employment opportunity is the most common phenomenon in today's era. Since its inception, there have been many changes in legislation concerning equal employment opportunities. The purpose of Age Discrimination Employment Act is to protect minorities from the discrimination in the workplace. U.S is the only country where there is a perception that every individual has his certain rights in which even government can't intervene. Nevertheless, there are some issues in which government has to show "who is the incharge" (Cihon & Castagnera, 2010, 800-801).


Diversity relates to the existence of human individuality that makes people different from one another.

Some of these individual human characteristics are demographic differences, such as age, gender, sexual-orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion. Diversity and demographic differences can impact individual behavior by creating discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices in the workplace. In my opinion the differences that impact individual behavior the most are age, gender, sexual-orientation, race, and ethnicity (Cihon & Castagnera, 2010, 800-801).

Age Differences

People's ages in the workplace can range from young as 16 to as old as one would like to work. This range of age differences can create discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices among individuals. Stereotypes and prejudices come from the misperception that as people age their skills and thought processes deteriorates and they are unable to complete their work as effectively and efficiently as some of the younger workers. According to the United States' government site for equal opportunity, setting age limits for employment...