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Age Discrimination and Older Workers

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

The workforce of today is aging. Individuals are living longer, working later into life and remaining active in the workforce. However, with five generations in the workplace, older workers may experience discrimination, harassment or unfair treatment on the job as they face unfounded stereotypes and unfair characterizations about their ability to contribute. Age discrimination may be costly, resulting in EEOC charges and lawsuits, not to mention lost time, money and resources. To avoid ageism and get the most from older workers, follow these steps.