ageism

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ageism

any process or expression of ideas in which stereotyping of and/or DISCRIMINATION against people occurs by virtue of age. Ageism applies especially to such actions directed against older people, but the term may also be employed to refer to unreasonable stereotyping or discrimination against anyone where this occurs simply by virtue of age.
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* About 51% of workers who witnessed age discrimination against another employee did not report it, and 62% said they didn't speak up because they feared employer retaliation.
* 80 percent of respondents who experienced age discrimination reported that it had impacted their career trajectory.
Age discrimination against persons who are 40 years old or older violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
If you've been experiencing age discrimination at your place of work, it's imperative that you take steps to fight back.
In terms of the law, both direct and indirect age discrimination against employees and workers are prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.
The report finds that age discrimination remains too common and too accepted as outdated assumptions about older workers and ability persist, even though today's experienced workers are more diverse, better educated and working longer than previous generations.
"Age" is still defined in the Act as being 18 years of age or older, which means that people under 18 will still not to be protected from age discrimination (although they can be protected from discrimination on other grounds).
But age discrimination in hiring has the potential to thwart all these reforms.
Since the 2006 law that prohibited age discrimination in employment in Britain, not much has changed, says Blackham, and asks whether the legislation is helping older people find and keep work and if not, why not and what might improve the situation.
Conceptualizing Age Discrimination in Contexts of Forced Migration
Unfortunately, both the membership of The Florida Bar and the Career Center are allowing massive practice of age discrimination on a daily basis.
"Older people are deserving of the highest level of care and treatment, but the failure to introduce age discrimination legislation raises the question as to how important the rights of older people really are to the Executive."