So How old are you? Things You Can/Can’t Do About Age Bias:
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“Jim Crow is alive and well!
The advice I have received from more than one high-end employment agency is to “lie about my age and color my hair black.”
The topic of insurance costs … ha! Bring that up to a 20-something year old women who plans to have children or a handicapped person … and you will be in jail before you finish the sentence.
Think about this for a moment … “why don’t resumes of older people get through to HR?” It’s simple… a process has been designed and put in place to prevent that from happening so the HR team does not have to waste its time on these applications…
Now, replace the word “age’ … that is replacing the “filtering word” used within these processes … and replace it with “race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion.”
What would that be called? “