Age discrimination happens when someone is treated unfairly or denied an opportunity because of their age.
What can you do if you experience age discrimination in the workplace?
Within your workplace, you can:
- Try to manage the situation yourself, but only if you feel comfortable and safe talking directly to the person who may be discriminating against you.
- Ask your manager or a trusted colleague to speak with the person who may be discriminating against you.
- Make an internal complaint. Your workplace should have policies in place to explain what you can do if you experience bullying, harassment and/or discrimination. This may involve making a formal complaint with your manager or human resources department.
You can also contact or make a complaint to an external organisation: