Wisconsin workers may be interested to know of a study conducted by Princeton researchers on age discrimination and the workforce. According to the research, there are variations of the amount of social acceptance from others when it comes to the age of individuals. Three actors of different ages, one young, one middle-aged and one older, were used in the study. According to the results, people are more favored toward reacting negatively to an older individual who's assertive than a younger one.
When the 75-year-old actor spoke of sharing his wealth and prosperity, observers experienced positive emotion, which was the complete opposite reaction when he spoke of feeling no need to share his wealth. This may be a case of age discrimination, and may lead psychologists toward a clue as to why or how this occurs.
Age discrimination within the workforce has grown over time, rising faster than race and sex discrimination. Although it can often be difficult, due to the fact that it's hard to prove, to file a complaint due to age discrimination, it could be possible to receive some help when evidence exists that age is playing a role in a dispute. An employment law attorney may be able to help an individual determine if they have a case against an employer and could guide them in the steps needed to pursue the case.
Source: The New York Times, "Three Men, Three Ages. Which Do You Like?", Michael Winerip, July 22, 2013