While there is much discussion in the media about discrimination, one type of discrimination that we rarely hear about is age discrimination. Although it is often ignored, age discrimination is on the rise. If you have experienced this type of discrimination, consider contacting our L.A. Age Discrimination Attorneys.
In recent months, comedian Bill Maher addressed the issue of age discrimination during his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He mentioned the fact that he believes California Governor Jerry Brown should be a strong contender for the Democratic nomination, but that, because he is 76, he isn’t under consideration. Maher went on to explain that Americans have an infatuation with youth and, unlike most countries in the world, a disregard for the wisdom and experience that comes with age.
In fact, if you look back through our history, this type of political age discrimination is a pretty recent phenomenon. As recently as the 1980s, we had a president, Ronald Reagan, who served from the age of 69 to 77.
The trend of preferring younger candidates isn’t limited to the political world. Rather, it is a widespread problem in offices across the United States. In a world where people are living longer and are healthier and more vivacious in later years, it is detrimental to our society’s knowledge base to push aside those who have learned the most.
By learning from the knowledge and wisdom of senior citizens, we stand to gain so much. If you feel as if you have been the victim of age discrimination and would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact us at Jackson & Associates.