Tech

Google settles a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit in the US accusing the tech giant of age discrimination against potential applicants

Google has settled a class-action age-discrimination lawsuit in the US, though the tech giant still denies bias against older applicants during its interview process. The $US11-million settlement will be divvied up amongst more than 200 jobseekers who applied to join Google when they were over 40 years old, according to […]
Google settles a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit in the US accusing the tech giant of age discrimination against potential applicants
Markets

Tinder is under fire after charging more for users over 30

Tinder is free to use, but Tinder Plus costs either $US10 or $US20 depending on which side of 30 users fall on. A California court found Tinder’s pricing to be a form of age discrimination and the dating app can’t charge more to older users. Tinder may challenge the ruling […]
Tinder is under fire after charging more for users over 30
Tech

A South Korean startup is only hiring people aged over 55

A startup in South Korea is making headlines for only hiring staff that are aged 55 years and over. Channel NewsAsia reports the founder of content monitoring company EverYoung established the rule to prove the futility of age discrimination – a phenomenon that’s reportedly prevalent in modern Korean corporate culture. […]
A South Korean startup is only hiring people aged over 55
Strategy

Australian employers don’t like hiring people in their 40s

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work in the last 12 months – starting as early as 45 years of age, our study finds. We conducted a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years and over, and […]
Australian employers don’t like hiring people in their 40s
Strategy

25 people who became highly successful after age 40

Despite the numerous stories of “whizkid” entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg who start companies in their dorm rooms, research suggests founders over 40-years-old run more successful companies. Business Insider rounded up many successful people who did not get recognition until well after their 30th birthday. Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, […]
25 people who became highly successful after age 40