Although common, age discrimination is never okay. It’s something that occurs much more regularly than it should, both within workplaces and throughout our daily life. Elderly people are often made to feel like they’re worth less than their younger counterparts, and this can lead to major mental health problems.
Your first strategy for dealing with age discrimination should be to speak with your employer and/or HR managers. Make a formal complaint if necessary, and consider seeking legal advice from an employment lawyer if the problems aren’t dealt with.
In saying this, there are numerous strategies along with exercise, meditation, etc., you can use to maintain strong mental health in the face of discrimination. In the rest of this article, we’ve covered a few of these strategies, along with your main rights.
What Are My Rights if I’m a Victim of Age Discrimination
If you feel like you’re a victim of age discrimination, you have numerous rights. If you’re dealing with mental health issues caused by problems at work, you may have even more rights.
For starters, your employee has a responsibility to ensure age discrimination isn’t occurring in the workplace. If and when issues are reported, they need to be dealt with and resolved in a timely manner.