Age Harassment in the workplace
Harassment can include, for example, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s age. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that aren’t very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
The economic consequences of age discrimination can be devastating. An AARP study found that women were more likely than men to have experienced age discrimination.Contact Daniel
The intersection of gender and age discrimination is real.
Age discrimination against women is compounded when there is an intersection of race, color, nation of origin, and disability.Contact Daniel
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