Age bias steadily increases in the workplace when management discriminates older workers by disregarding their wealth of experience and contributions to the organization.
This discrimination stems from the belief that these workers, age 50 and above, are difficult to train, and adverse to risks and changes in the workplace. Does age negate one’s education and experience? Is it reason enough for disqualifying people?
Whether directly or indirectly, prejudice has the same end result – these employees get bypassed for promotions, training, and opportunities. They are manipulated into feeling incompetent and outdated; forced to consider early retirement as the alternative.