Comments for AbuserGoesToWork.com http://abusergoestowork.com An employment law blog about workplace bullying, discrimination, and abuse Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:53:09 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on AARP Profits While Older Workers Struggle by Patricia Barnes http://abusergoestowork.com/aarp-profits-while-older-workers-struggle/#comment-41346 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:53:09 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11741#comment-41346 It is also disconcerting that the AARP has at the very least has put itself in the position of having its motives questioned by its quest for profits from health insurance sales.

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Comment on AARP Profits While Older Workers Struggle by Susan Dean http://abusergoestowork.com/aarp-profits-while-older-workers-struggle/#comment-41333 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:21:57 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11741#comment-41333 This example just proves how profitable insurance companies are, when “gap” coverage can rise by billions over a few short years even with the alleged higher costs for older people. Imagine the profits now in the trillions generated by the six primary insurance companies “servcing” the working population, now increased by the subsidies generated by the ACA, which was nothing more than sending them millions of new customers with no profit loss to them. That’s why this country needs to eliminate private, for profit, insurance companies and adopt Universal Health Care like the other first-world countries. That is the only solution to lowering true costs and treating everyone equally despite what illnesses you develop, or premiums based on what state or county you currently live in.

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Comment on ADA: Strength Through Organizing by Vanessa Pacheco http://abusergoestowork.com/ada-strength-through-organizing/#comment-41115 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:35:56 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11831#comment-41115 I can’t believe that it has only been since I was 21 years old that people with disabilities (like myself now) have had any legal recourse against discrimination. As someone with Lupus since 1999, and sciatic nerve damage from a botched hip replacement in 2009, I’ve had to request “reasonable accommodations” in order to stay gainfully employed. It’s hard to imagine that such a short time ago highly educated and skilled people like me would be thrown away and forced to subsist on SSDI just because they could not ascend a staircase.

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Comment on ‘Want Ads’ and Age Discrimination by Claude http://abusergoestowork.com/rampant-age-discrimination/#comment-40900 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:47:16 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=10468#comment-40900 As a 60 year old mechanical engineer and am looking for a job, I have concluded that age discrimination is rampant. I graduated in the top 5% of my class and have a stellar record in product design, including many patents that lead to profitable products. I decided to quit my job a few years ago to pursue my own business. The business didn’t work out and now I find I’m virtually unemployable and invisible. I’ve gotten two interviews in the last 6 months and many of the jobs I applied for seemed perfect for someone with my skills and experience. I’ll be writing the useless politicians an doing some thinking about this. It seems that the record trails of employers would easily prove the point.

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Comment on AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ by Starbucks' De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim. Charge http://abusergoestowork.com/an-open-letter-to-u-s-labor-secy-thomas-e-perez/#comment-40763 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:11:37 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11814#comment-40763 […] A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. […]

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Comment on AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ by Rhonda Williford http://abusergoestowork.com/an-open-letter-to-u-s-labor-secy-thomas-e-perez/#comment-40668 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:29:11 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11814#comment-40668 Unemployment and underemployment has no age barriers and help for employees to
enter or re-enter the workforce, especially with the backing
of tax dollars from all working age groups, should have no
barriers either. So many employees of all ages have
lost their jobs or are underemployed through no fault of their own,
Let this legislation cast a wide net
to help all persons seeking employment — and without
violating established anti-discrimination legislation.

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Comment on EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry by Age Discrimination in IT. Cautioning the young. | Geezer Geeks Rock http://abusergoestowork.com/eeoc-official-blasts-age-discrim-in-high-tech-industry/#comment-40542 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:14:26 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11747#comment-40542 […] “42% of age 50+ workers in the high tech industry consider age to be a liability in their career – more than double the rate of other industries” – Source: EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrimination in High Tech Industry […]

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Comment on Is the EEOC Finally Noticing Age Discrimination? by 'Do Not Use' List Leads To Age Discrimination Settlement http://abusergoestowork.com/is-the-eeoc-finally-noticing-age-discrimination/#comment-40519 Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:26:10 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11275#comment-40519 […] Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Strategic Legal Solutions last September.  The EEOC alleged that Strategic Legal Solutions discriminated against attorney Claudia Zacks […]

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Comment on New Blog on Age Discrimination in Employment by heatherkidder http://abusergoestowork.com/new-blog-on-age-discrimination-in-employment/#comment-40291 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:16:17 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11690#comment-40291 You have taken right steps for Employment Discrimination…!!!Thanks for sharing…!!!

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Comment on Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying by Jay Berkowitz http://abusergoestowork.com/federal-agencies-study-workplace-bullying/#comment-40279 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:16:46 +0000 http://abusergoestowork.com/?p=11723#comment-40279 my supervisor was extremely verbally abusive and had many tricks up her sleeves to give underlings a hard time. When this was reported to HR they indicated there are no laws against verbal abuse, our bargaining unit agreed with HR. sounds like collusion and BS!

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