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Age Discrimination

For a half century, it has been the law of the land that with few exceptions older workers can't be treated differently than younger ones. But the protections against age bias aren't working like they used to.

New Allegations Added to Lawsuit on How Facebook’s Targeting Tools Helped Advertisers Exclude Older Workers

A federal suit filed in December claimed older workers missed out on job opportunities because ads on Facebook targeted younger users. Now plaintiffs say Facebook’s tools and algorithm gave employers ways to intensify the effects of such targeting.

Federal Watchdog Launches Investigation of Age Bias at IBM

After a ProPublica story spotlighting IBM’s practices in shedding older workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission consolidated age discrimination complaints against the company from around the country.

Video: How IBM Is Quietly Pushing Out Aging Workers

Our latest in the Vox-ProPublica collaboration explores how IBM sidestepped age discrimination laws

Eroding Protection Under the Law

Older Americans who face discrimination on the job can’t rely on the courts as much as earlier generations did.

How the Crowd Led Us to Investigate IBM

Our project started with a digital community of ex-employees.

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.

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