People face discrimination at work every day in New Jersey. Despite state and federal laws intended to protect workers, they still get harassed and mistreated by managers and co-workers for their gender, age, race and other factors they have no control over. This can quickly lead to a hostile work environment. In some cases, discrimination can become an abuse of power, such as in cases of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
You've been dedicated to your career path for years, even decades. You have the education and the practical experience to make you an expert in your field. You are years from being ready or willing to retire, but you also feel like you've hit a brick wall in your career. Could you be experiencing age discrimination? You may hesitate to assume discrimination, but age discrimination is very common in a number of industries. Even if your boss or manager is as old or older than you are, he or she could still have unhealthy ideas about the contributions of experienced and older employees.