Proving Age Discrimination Is Difficult

As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination, according to AARP. However, experiencing it and proving it are two different things. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids employers with 20 or more employees to discriminate against people who are age 40 or older. The law prohibits an employer from discriminating in hiring, firing, wages, job assignments, promotions, or any other aspect of employment. It is also illegal to harass employees based Continue Reading

Most Misunderstand LTC Costs and Coverage, AARP Survey Finds

Most Americans are unaware of the costs of long-term care and overestimate the amount that government programs like Medicare will pay for this care, according to a new research report by AARP. While 60 percent of those surveyed claimed to be "somewhat familiar" with the long-term care services currently available, fewer than one in ten (8 percent) could reasonably estimate the actual costs of nursing home care. Most underestimated the cost, with some respondents guessing that such care would cost $500 or $1,000 a month. A single room in a nursing home in the U.S. costs an average $6,258 a Continue Reading