Unemployment in a recovering economy can be a daunting prospect for any employee. However, evidence suggests that prospective employees over a certain age may have a particularly difficult time finding work. Though some are hesitant to call it age discrimination, the failure of employers to give adequate and proper consideration to qualified applicants due to their age is just that.
Age discrimination in the workplace is often a way for companies to try to push older employees out. Sometimes employers might discriminate based on incorrect stereotypes which say that older employees are less competent than younger ones.