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Older Professionals Often Face Discrimination at Work — Here's Why Your Company Should Change That

Linkedin Talent Blog

Six out of 10 older workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work, says a 2018 report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). And stereotypes about older workers — like the idea that they can’t keep pace or lack digital savvy — can have serious consequences. In the United States, 56% of workers over 50 leave their jobs involuntarily. Recent research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business finds that 40% of U.S.