We all know age discrimination happens but this video will make you angry.
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This American team did an experiment. They put hidden cameras in a food truck on a public street and simply refused to serve anyone over 40. This is what happened. . .
How would you feel if someone said this to you?
“We are not serving anybody over 40 today.”
“We are trying to have a 'younger vibe' today.”
“You’re just not exactly what we are looking for.”
“Older people just don’t really fit into our culture.”
“We actually just don’t think this is a good fit for you.”
Let's bring age discrimination into the open and begin a discussion. What’s your view?
The Age Discrimination Act 2004 protects individuals across Australia from discrimination on the basis of age in many areas of public life, including employment, education, accommodation and the provision of goods and services.
People who experience direct or indirect discrimination can complain to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Click here to download a pamphlet ‘know your rights’.
The Power of Oldness, launched by Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan and Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, exposes the stark difference between the skills and strengths mature workers offer employers and organisations, with the discrimination they face when trying to gain or maintain jobs. Watch the video here.
Have you ever experienced age discrimination in a public arena? Join the conversation below.