How would you manage “Ageism” in the workplace? According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, whether it has to do with hiring, firing, promoting, paying or giving benefits, it is illegal to discriminate against someone who is 40+ in the workforce. If I were to experience Ageism in the workplace, I would first and foremost speak with my human resources department, boss or supervisor about it. Sometimes just bringing light to the situation is the best fix. I would also make sure to always stay one step ahead of everyone else that I worked with that way they would never be able to say I did not produce the same type of work that a younger employee would have been able to. This may mean that I would have to work longer hours, take classes outside of work to keep up with everyone’s skills, but it would help if I ended up having to take legal action. If legal action were to happen and I believed I was fired because of my age, I would make sure that I had everything recorded as evidence and was prepared to back-up my opinions. This includes showing all the work I ever did and comparing it to those who were younger than me that I worked with.
3. Do you feel there are fewer age stereotypes today than 20 years