Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Age Discrimination and Employment: A Scemario
Age Discrimination and Employment:
Ella had worked as an accountant for Guard Simon Till, a once prestigious accounting firm, for over 25 years before she was laid of after the firm suffered a great loss of clients due to a scandal. The fifty-five year old then applies for a position as an accountant for Watch Your Money, an accounting firm in Toronto with 25 employees.
Forty year old senior partner David Dill is impressed by Ella’s credentials and understands that Ella had no involvement in G.S.T.’s scandal. Still he feels that Ella’s years of experience make her over qualified for the accountant position at his firm. David thinks that a professional at Ella’s stage of life would not care to take directions from him or his partners, who are either David’s age or younger. What advice would you give David?