Ageism: The Causes Of Ageism In The Workplace
Ageism from a definitional perspective is prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s age. In simple terms, ageism occurs when employer tend to considered employees in middle age or older as enervate, unworthy of attention, or inappropriate for employment, then harmed those workers by any decision in their workplace, based on their age, that may be considered illegal age discrimination.
While most people have a limited knowledge or understanding of ageism, that ageism can be occurs in the daily social interactions, intentional or without much notice. Also older employees face stereotypes in the workplace. Examples include that older workers are less productive, less adaptable, and cost more compared to younger workers. In fact, some studies indicate that there is no link between age and job performance. To understand ageism, people must abandon the stereotypical related to older workers.
A study by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the older workers were unemployed longer than the younger. Age discrimination is continuing, as the workforce is growing older. According to American Association of Retired Persons, 2006 "Age discrimination is harmful not only to the individuals who experience it. In 2004 alone, the cost of negotiated settlements of federal age discrimination complaints totaled $69 million". Age discrimination is possibly the most damaging of the various cases of discrimination that occur in the workplace…