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I always recommend that individuals keep a journal/list of any instances, i.e., an age-related comment, a younger, less qualified colleague who gets the promotion or training opportunity instead of you, so that if and when the time comes that you want to talk to a supervisor or HR department about the situation, or file a formal charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or state fair employment practice agency, you are armed with specific instances, dates, times, etc. Also, depending on the context and relationships - every situation is different - sometimes it helps to stand up for yourself - tell the person or persons who are making the age-related comments that in addition to being offensive, their remarks are unlawful.

 


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Welcome everyone, let's get started! @lmccann58, what are some first steps a person should take if they feel they are being discriminated against at work based on their age?


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Welcome everyone, let's get started! @lmccann58, what are some first steps a person should take if they feel they are being discriminated against at work based on their age?

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Ask The Expert: Age Discrimination in Job Search and the Workplace

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Have you ever seen or experienced age discrimination at work or feel that your age is negatively affecting your job search? About 3 in 5 workers over 50 surveyed by AARP think older workers face discrimination based on their age.

AARP Foundation Senior Attorney Laurie McCann is an expert in this field, with extensive litigation experience related to age discrimination and other employment issues.

Now thru Monday, January 27, Laurie is here to answer your questions on age discrimination in the workplace – and to address your options under the law and what you can do to protect yourself.

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