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Dr. Phil did a segment on January 18, 2018 about age discrimination in the workplace. A woman who is 59 years old found that she was a victim of age discrimination. Read more for some ideas as to how to work around this.
The segment focused on a 59 year old woman who believes she is a victim of age discrimination
Susan tells Dr. Phil and Elizabeth that age discrimination in the workplace is quite prevalent. “AARP recently did a study of older workers and found 61% of them said that they had experienced or seen age discrimination in the workforce, and 91% of them said it was common,” Susan tells Elizabeth. “But the problem is these are very hard to prove.
The segment gave some good tips on ‘age proofing’ your resume and suggested visiting the AARP site for more tips.
Federal law mandates against age discrimination. However, the reality is that it does happen and it is difficult, if not impossible, to prove.
Watch the Dr. Phil segment
In addition to the information from the Dr. Phil segment, here are some other thoughts for older employees:
I have been in a position since April 2018. The company I work for, which is a subcontractor, and the prime contractor practice diversity in hiring including with regard to age.
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