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Things sure have changed. Gone are the days when the necktie defined a dress code at work, when break rooms had oversized ashtrays, and the occasional wink was common if not completely acceptable. No, your workplace is governed by values that erase demographic differences, with consequences for anyone who doesn’t grasp their grounding in principles of mutual respect.
One of the new twists is something called ageism – discrimination based on age. While as illegal as racism and sexism, it remains the most prevalent and difficult to prove of all workplace prejudices. Because of economic realities that include the deteriorating state of the once-reliable corporate pension, there are more “older” people in the workplace than ever before, which means that unlike other workplace prejudices, ageism is actually on the rise . . .
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Is it any of their business? Yes. Conflict of interests, favoritism, productivity loss, morale, and sexual harassment risk. Companies are concerned. Here’s common sense on what to do, and how to avoid problems.
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