Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required, KEL lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living.
In the article, Johnson says the protection against ageism applies to shopping, obtaining services, renting an apartment and through the course of employment.
While ageism can sometimes be obvious — such as when your boss says they want someone “younger” for an upcoming promotion — other signs are less clear. For example, you may be passed over for a promotion or asked about your retirement plans.
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