Boise pollster Greg Strimple's new poll says 34 percent of older Americans in five states report that they or someone they know has experienced age discrimination in the workplace. An analysis of the June jobs report by AARP Idaho found that it takes longer for unemployed older workers to find work than their younger counterparts. The average duration of unemployment for older workers was 55.6 weeks compared to 35.2 weeks for those under 50, according to an AARP Idaho news release Friday. The poll is part of a national report issued Friday by AARP, which aims to boost support for the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. Eighty-one percent of respondents said is important for Congress to take action and restore workplace protections against age discrimination after a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court case made it harder to prove age discrimination/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.
Question: Have you ever been discriminated against as a result of your age?