Age Discrimination in General
Age discrimination is defined as a prejudice against a certain individual or group because of their age. This includes any assumption of familiarity or sameness due to one's age. It is said that age discrimination can refer to prejudice against any age group solely on the grounds of age.
Age Discrimination at the Work Place
Age discrimination when applied in the context of employment usually takes the form of wage discrimination. More specifically, since older workers, on the average, are expected to be endowed with greater salaries than those given to younger workers, age-discriminating employers and or firms usually simply not promote or not hire older workers. Also, they usually encourage early retirement for older/more experienced workers.
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