When you think of workplace discrimination types in Milwaukee, you might instantly think of gender, sexual, disability and pregnancy. Very few people are aware that they can experience workplace discrimination because of their age. Ageism, the act of mistreating a person because of their age, is alive and well in the workplace. If you are a member of the Baby Boomer generation (over the age of 50) or a senior who must work to stay active and support yourself, you could expect to hear more complaints about ageism in the workplace in the coming years.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects employees over the age of 40 from mistreatment by their employers because they are older. Proving ageism at work is difficult, but it can be done. Here are some signs you should keep watch for and document in your workplace discrimination claim.