In a survey of more than 1, older adults, about 64 percent say they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Butler, the first director of the National Institute on Aging, said ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness on the part of the young and middle aged - a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, fear of powerlessness, uselessness and death.
Before you think about filing a complaint, take the first, softer step of having a conversation with a colleague about their discriminatory behavior.
If you are let go and you suspect your age is a factor, referring to and leveraging your rights will help you negotiate a better settlement. I believe these issues of ageism and sexism all start with the one question: Who is expected to stay home and raise the children?
Panelists discuss issues that hinder women's empowerment and advancement in the workplace.
Its research also found the cost of taking time out of the labor force to be exorbitant for women. The company declined to comment.
Find a resource guide about workers' rights issues at workplacefairness. Your sponsor should be at least two levels above you; someone who has the ability to create opportunities for you in the organization. In the workplace, that can result in being passed over for promotions, marginalized, and pushed out to make room for younger employees.
Age discrimination also goes hand in hand with other forms of discrimination; women and people of color are more likely to observe, experience and report it.