Although companies are finally getting on board about diversity and inclusion, there is still one issue that remains one of the greatest vulnerabilities that American workers face.
What can you do when you're considered to be “too old” to be hired or kept as a valuable member of the workforce?
How do you fight age discrimination in the workplace?
In this episode, we talked to Ashton Applewhite, an expert on ageism, TED Talk Speaker of Let’s end ageism, and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, about the sad reality that older employees face and the increasing incidence of age discrimination in the workplace.
Age discrimination can happen in any industry, and it can happen to anybody. But you should know that you can push back and take action.
What You Will Learn From This Episode:
01:03 - What is Ageism?
03:06 - What aging in the workplace looks like as a human experience
08:00 - What motivates age discrimination in the workplace?
11:09 - Why ageism doesn’t get the same amount of attention and advocacy as other forms of discrimination
14:25 - The different ways a company can solve age discrimination issues in the workplace
18:00 - The emotional and psychological impact of age discrimination for employees
19:52 - How to protect yourself against age discrimination and what you need to do if you’re being subjected to it
21:01 - What is protected activity retaliation?
Yo, Is This Ageist? - https://yoisthisageist.com/
This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto on Ageism (book) - https://thischairrocks.com/order-the-book/
Old School - Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse - https://oldschool.info/
Age Equity Alliance - https://ageequityalliance.org/
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (federal) (ADEA) -https://www.eeoc.gov/age-discrimination
TED2017: Let’s End Ageism - https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism?language=en
Connect with Ashton Applewhite:
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