How Equal is Equal Employment Opportunity?

A paper which looks at women over the age of 50 in the workforce.

This paper addresses inequalities in the workplace, specifically as they affect women and persons over age fifty. The paper discusses how the Equal Opportunity Employment Act should be applied and enforced by employers, as well as methods in which human resources professionals should structure their EEO Policy in accordance with the law.
“America, one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, foremost in the fight for freedom, justice and equal rights of all people, still has not achieved equal opportunities for certain groups of people on our own home land. Workplace discrimination has prevented certain groups of people from attaining jobs, which they were otherwise qualified for, but were denied on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion or disability. Age discrimination is one of the least discussed topics of discrimination; however, it still remains a widely practiced phenomenon.”