With age comes wisdom, but not necessarily job security. Despite years of skills and experience, workers older than 45 years old still face rampant workplace discrimination in Wisconsin. This is true not only employed workers but also for the unemployed who are seeking work.
The AARP conducted national survey with adults 45 years and older and found that 61 percent reported experiencing or witnessing age discrimination in their place of employment. Of those, 38 percent said they thought age-related discrimination is commonplace. With workers over the age of 50 predicted to make up 35 percent of the workforce by 2022, this is a serious issue.