Originally published: August 8, 2017
Ageism in the workplace is an issue that affects thousands of Americans every year, yet many still feel as though it is not properly addressed by the nation's courts, according to the New York Times.
Listed below are eight fast facts about age discrimination that every employer should know.
- Age discrimination is defined as treating an employee or applicant less favorably because of his or her age. It includes demotions, job loss or non-consideration for positions. A person must be at least 40 years old to be a victim of age discrimination.
- 20,847 age discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016, up from 20,144 in 2015.
- Age-related harassment complaints rose to 4,185 last year, up 14 percent since 2011.