by Patrick Dorrian
Originally published: November 28, 2016
Employers often overlook age as a diversity factor. As a result, they can lose out on many of the benefits of full inclusiveness and expose themselves to bias claims and workplace disharmony.
That’s the view of several lawyers, advocates and diversity trainers who recently spoke with Bloomberg BNA about age diversity, on-the-job discrimination and managing today’s multigenerational workforces.
“Older workers are getting left behind in diversity a bit,” Mauricio Velasquez said. As a result, companies aren’t always making use of the skills and value of all their employees or the available talent pool, he said. Velasquez is the president of Diversity Training Group in Herndon, Va. He has been conducting diversity training across different business sectors for 20-plus years.