When Age Puts a Target on Your Back

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 27, 2021
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The law against age discrimination in employment protects people who are 40 or older. What about people younger than that? The traditional thinking is that young workers don’t face age discrimination like older workers who are more likely to be seen as out of touch with a company’s technology or needs. But the country is so polarized along so many different lines right now that generational identity – Boomers vs. Gen X v. Millennials – is fueling discrimination across ages. New York University professor Michael North and PhD student Stéphane Francioli have some new research that finds prejudice against the youngest workers is most prominent. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik) Show More...