Facing any type of mistreatment at work can be difficult to take. In some cases, the unfair treatment may simply result from personal issues between workers, or supervisors and workers, but in other cases, the mistreatment could be a form of discrimination. In particular, Oregon men may have concerns over age discrimination.

It was recently reported that, while age discrimination does affect both men and women, men reported experiencing this type of discrimination more often. A study looking at ageism in the workplace found that one-third of women believed that their age played a part in hindering their ability to find new employment after turning 40, and 43 percent of men indicated the same. Additionally, one-fourth of women indicated that they faced challenges in regard to advancement in their careers due to their age after 40, and approximately 40 percent of men faced the same issue.

Unfortunately, even though age discrimination is prevalent in the workplace, complaints do not occur as often. In fact, only 40 percent of individuals, both men and women, who indicated that they faced this type of discrimination filed a complaint about it. Their silence is tied to fear of facing retaliation, creating a hostile work environment and not knowing how to file a complaint.

Any type of discrimination in the workplace can have detrimental effects on Oregon workers. If individuals do believe that they have been treated unfairly, such as not getting a job or being passed over for a promotion, due to their age, they may want to consider their legal options. In some cases, the circumstances could warrant legal claims to address the wrongdoing.