The New York Mets baseball team recently made headlines by hiring as its General Manager and Manager, two individuals who are both over sixty years old. This runs contrary to the current trend in the workplace of "getting younger."
The Mets hired Sandy Alderson, who is 63 as the General Manager, and Terry Collins, who is 61 as the team's on-field Manager. Both have many, many years of experience and have been involved in the game for over thirty years apiece. The preference of experience over youth is something that many organizations have not put an emphasis on in the hiring process.
Despite the Mets hiring two older individuals, age discrimination is something that is very prevalent in the workplace. Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP specializes in representing individuals in all forms of employment discrimination.