Type of Content: News

Subtype: Blog

Resource Title: Older Women Workers Tend To Experience Both Age And Gender Discrimination

Publication Title: Lawyers.com

Publish Date: March 15, 2021

Most people have heard of gender and age discrimination in the workplace, and recent studies show that these two kinds of discrimination are common among older female workers.

Additionally, older women often experience statistical discrimination. In this type of discrimination, a person is judged according to age-related stereotypes. For example, a company or hiring manager may assume that an older worker will not understand new technology. Also, older female workers often experience taste-based discrimination. This occurs when there is an obvious and outright preference for a younger worker over an older one. Despite federal and state legislation that makes gender and age discrimination illegal, they still exist in workplaces.

Older Women Workers Tend To Experience Both Age And Gender Discrimination

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