Age discrimination is prevalent in the workplace; many older workers are unable to remain in the labour force or to re-enter it because of age prejudice. As early as the age of 45, individuals are being identified as 'older workers'.
'Will I ever work again?' - a sentiment echoed by thousands of qualified, experienced, older workers. Out-of-work older individuals find it harder than other adults to become re-employed, experience longer spells of unemployment before finding another job, and experience greater earnings losses compared to their level of earnings prior to their unemployment.
When age discrimination does not appear to generate the same degree of moral outrage as other forms of discrimination - IT'S TIME TO BE OUTRAGED.