What Are The 3 Signs That Someone Is Being Discriminated Because Of Their Age?

By Corey Hanrahan

What are the 3 signs that someone is being discriminated because of their age? While there can be many signs of age discrimination, the most common are generally: (1) a campaign to fire older workers, (2) negative comments about age, and (3) a sudden decrease in performance reviews. 

“…While there can be many signs of age discrimination, the most common are generally: (1) a campaign to fire older workers, (2) negative comments about age, and (3) a sudden decrease in performance reviews

Age discrimination can sometimes be very subtle, with inquiries about how long a person intends to continue working, questions about whether a person is ready to retire, etc. If an employer asks these types of questions, it could be considered age discrimination.

Age discrimination is a serious issue that likely affects millions of people in the United States every year. Age discrimination can happen when an employer makes decisions based on stereotypes about older workers’ abilities or skills. It is also illegal if an employer refuses to hire someone because they are “too old” for the position.

If you have been subjected to age discrimination at work, contact The Hanrahan Firm for a free consultation.