Ageism In Workplace

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A. Historic of Ageism and discrimination in the workplace
The concept of ageism provides a starting point to understand how older people can be marginalized, excluded or disadvantaged in the development or the application of law. Nowadays older employees (seniors) are facing both in law and in society in general, so many challenges. These challenge can lead and be explained by an approach based on a misbehaviors, bad attitude and disrespect towards elderly people to make things harder for them in the work environment. Most key features of ageism and the anti-ageist values are totally different from the one generation to another since because each generation in work environment has different views about how to do things. These differences and
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We tend to forget that they have been and are still the foundation of the jobs or occupations that we occupies as young generation in the workplace today. No matter what people think, older workers are very serene people, trustworthy, helpful, competent, and intelligent while the new generation is considered to be aggressive, competitive, and intolerant. Perceptions of the older workers are both complex and differentiated, positive and…show more content…
The set of technological change was unimaginable in 1960s, and it remains impossible to predict with certainty the future technological developments and their impacts. Social strata are the first victims affected, to varying degrees, by technological expansion. Thus, the social impacts caused by the technology are numerous, deep and pervasive. Further research, beyond the perceptions of education and development tasks allow to identify and understand the profound changes involved in the work environment. In our case, the main focus is the so-called elderly workers population. Despite the social impact of the introduction of new technologies, it seems that the employment sector is key and the older workers are the most affected populations. Expectations, needs, attitudes, perceptions and consequences of technology on daily activities of elders often create conflicts between two generations living differently the way of perceiving the work environment. Unlikely the new generation that is born in the technological progress, older workers do not give up and many are adapting themselves although several aspects of their lives are affected by technological innovation. In this context, it seemed important to know and to evaluate the consequences of computerization and technological developments that impact older people world to avoid any act of discrimination that could be tied to their

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